Civil Rights Law

National Civil Rights Museum receives $352,000 grant – The Business Journal

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Voter ID law violates individual freedoms –

History is beginning to repeat itself. In 1964, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which banned discrimination in public facilities and outlawed discrimination in employment. We also saw times of school desegregation and further protections …

NCC to mark anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act – Delaware County Daily Times

“It is especially fitting on this anniversary celebration that we memorialize the passage of our civil rights law by adding to the National Constitution Center’s permanent collection the wheelchair belonging to the Father of the ADA,” said Earl

National Adoptee Rights Group Travels To Illinois to Free Original Birth Certificates – PRLog (free press release)

over 90% of all American adoptees will face a life of discrimination unless current laws are changed. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 26, 2012 – Wanting their civil rights restored, the Adoptee Rights Coalition; …

Court: State law doesn’t bar pregnancy discrimination – News-Press

although federal law does. Citing the plain language of the Florida Civil Rights Act, a three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami dismissed a woman’s lawsuit filed in state court, saying the Florida law simply doesn’t … Continue reading

Presidential Proclamation — Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2012 – (press release)

Today, we mark the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — a historic piece of civil rights legislation that affirmed Americans with disabilities are Americans first. When many wrongfully doubted that people with …

Customs Agent Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Offenses –

“A law enforcement badge is a privilege … sexually assault three women in his custody at Miami International Airport, in violation of their civil rights. My office and the Department of Justice are fully committed to protecting the civil rights … Continue reading

‘Russian law on NGOs intimidates rights activists’ –

Washington: The US believes Russia’s new law on NGOs intimidates human and civil rights activists and undermines democratic developments in the country, according to the US Department of State. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Saturday a …

Ariz. sheriff faces his own words in civil lawsuit – FOX News

PHOENIX – When Joe Arpaio, the tough-talking Arizona law enforcement official … It will serve as a precursor to the federal government’s civil rights lawsuit, which is much broader. Arpaio has long denied racial profiling allegations.

Pennsylvania Voter Law Is ‘Harassment,’ Lawyer Says – Bloomberg

Applewhite, who once marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., said she won’t be able to vote in November under the law, which requires a photo ID to obtain a ballot. A weeklong hearing in the case, which … Continue reading