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[ad_1] By Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders are touting as a step forward in their quest to fight advanced voting restrictions in Republican-ruled states. The …

[ad_1] Reverend Jesse Jackson stops at a demonstration outside the United States Capitol to protest the expiration of the federal moratorium on residential evictions in Washington, United States on August 2, 2021. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein Aug 23 (Reuters) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and his wife “are responding positively” to treatment after catching …

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[ad_1] The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a panel ruling and upheld Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which seeks to ban a specific type of method of dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion. In a plurality decision, circuit judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Don Willett wrote that the United States Lower District …

[ad_1] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Person: Stephen Peters, [email protected], 202.466.1887Alex Goldman, [email protected]bend the bow.us, 240.253.7095 Civil, Jewish and faith-based rights organizations strongly condemn anti-Muslim animosity and call on Senate committee to vote on Dilawar Syed’s nomination WASHINGTON – The Leaders’ Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, and prominent civil, Jewish and …

[ad_1] By Brooke Barnett and Lauren Bonds We cannot achieve meaningful criminal justice reform without ending qualified immunity. As negotiations continue in the United States Senate, we call on Senator Cory Booker to continue efforts to end qualified immunity and achieve real reform that will rebuild our law enforcement system, regain public trust and will …

The extension of the moratorium on evictions has benefited from outside play, with Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) leading a sit-in on the steps of the Capitol. The extended student loan payment hiatus, which was announced on Friday, had a lot more to do with an inside game, led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and the …

[ad_1] The US Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Within months of its approval, the law allowed hundreds of thousands of African Americans to register to vote. But as the law turns 56 this month, supporters of the right to vote say the law faces the gravest dangers to date. One threat is …

[ad_1] Note: See the Spanish translation of this press release here. LOS ANGELES – The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached an agreement to resolve a lawsuit alleging that Filomeno Hernandez, a property manager of residential apartment buildings near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, violated the law federal law on fair housing …

This column discusses recent decisions of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. This article discusses two recent class action decisions. The first is the decision of Senior District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn granting preliminary approval of a proposed $ 65 million settlement with three of the four defendants …

[ad_1] Women judges past and present from across the state will come together this month at an Indiana State Bar Association event to reflect on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. ISBA will celebrate the 100e anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States at the “Indiana’s Bench and Bar Celebration of the …

[ad_1] by Virginie Postrel | August 5, 2021 Wedding dresses and bridal veils. Graduation caps and gowns. The Stars and Stripes and the Rainbow Flag of Pride. Rally towels and baseball caps. The flags and the clothing of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Plaid picnic blankets and striped beach towels. The red, green and black of …

[ad_1] Steps taken by the Newberg School Board to erase an anti-racist resolution from its books and ban “political symbols,” including pride flags and “Black Lives Matter” posters, have divided its ranks and drew reprimands from the public. Black, Native, and other colored Oregon legislators. A newly seated Conservative majority is also considering an overhaul …

[ad_1] Civil rights activist Bob Moses founded The Algebra Project to help black students develop strong math skills. Princeton Public Library / Flickr, CC BY-ND As the organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee during the 1960s, Bob Moses traveled to the most dangerous parts of Mississippi to help African Americans end segregation and gain …

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[ad_1] Law360 (July 25, 2021, 4:24 p.m. EDT) – A stock broker wants the United States Supreme Court to reject the authority that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission used to obtain millions of dollars in fines for the the fight against money laundering neglected, but some observers see in it a great demand …

[ad_1] Governor Gavin Newsom signed on Friday AB 1475 in the law that prohibits police from sharing arresting photographs (photos) of individuals accused of non-violent offenses on social media. The bill was sponsored by Assembly Member Evan Low (D-Sillocan Valley) who took to social media saying “social media should not be used as a weapon …

[ad_1] By Lawrence Hurley | Reuters WASHINGTON – The state of Mississippi on Thursday urged the United States Supreme Court in a major case that will be argued during its next term to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized women have a constitutional right to have an abortion . Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, …

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Saturday marked a year since civil rights icon John Lewis died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Communities across the country, including right here in Salt Lake City, have held candlelight vigils in his honor and rallied for congressional lawmakers to pass John Lewis’s Voting Rights Act. …

[ad_1] A Texas federal judge on Friday ruled illegal the Obama-era Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – which protects those who qualify for deportation and provides work authorization – preventing the Biden administration to accept new candidates. and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in limbo. In a 77-page …

[ad_1] “And that package out of your sleeve? Get this?“is certainly not the most famous phrase spoken by a human on the moon. And the objects tucked away in a small package that astronaut Buzz Aldrin had stored in the pocket just below his shoulder. extravehicular mobility unit were certainly not mission essential. They were …

[ad_1] On Saturday I visited the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York. I had already visited seven other presidential libraries. Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan, Carter, Ford and Johnson. (I wrote about my visit to the Clinton Library here). The FDR library was very impressive. Roosevelt faced so many things in four …

[ad_1] This month, by order of the Charlottesville, Va. City council, workers removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee of what had been Lee Park. Then there was a statue of General Stonewall Jackson from a nearby park that had been named for him. Also in line of sight was a statue of …

[ad_1] “The Republic endures, and it is the symbol of its faith. – Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Laying of the foundation stone for the Supreme Court building, 1932 “No court can stop time.” – Judge Felix Frankfurter, Scripps-Howard Radio v. FCC, 316 US 4 (1942) There is no school excursion more common than the trip …

[ad_1] The right-wing majority in the United States Supreme Court once again undermined federal voting rights law. After clearing the section that required prior approval of state election laws to protect minority voting rights in Shelby v. Holder, the Republican-appointed judges have now castrated the safeguard clause, Section 2, which prohibits racial discrimination in electoral …

[ad_1] June 21, at United States v. Arthrex, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 opinion that the Patent Administrative Judges (APJ) of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are unconstitutionally appointed under clause appointment of the Constitution. Specifically, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, concluded that “the non-reviewable power …

[ad_1] This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Still. Yet a free black Philadelphia who helped nearly 1,000 runaway slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, later became a civil rights pioneer who fought for black suffrage and streetcar integration. from the city. But few Philadelphians know him or know his …

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: This article, distributed by The Associated Press, originally appeared on The Conversation site. The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit source of information, analysis, and commentary from academic experts. By Paul M. Collins Jr .. University of Massachusetts Amherstand Artemus Ward, University of Northern Illinois The pressure on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer …

[ad_1] For decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has held a somewhat lonely place on the court’s conservative fringe. He was prolific in his opinions, but often alone, leading an idiosyncratic path. However, during the term that ended last week, he seems to have become an increasingly central figure. The court’s new conservative 6-3 …

[ad_1] Affirming the pre-trial detention of a white supremacist army reservist, the DC Circuit on Wednesday unanimously upheld a standard to keep those accused of violating the United States Capitol locked up ahead of trial. These defendants do not need to be charged with a crime of violence to be considered a danger to the …

[ad_1] File photo A federal civil rights complaint has been amended to include Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan as a defendant. The complaint alleges that a woman told Flanagan that Constable Gene Grimm was forcing her to commit a sexual act on him by threatening to take children away from him and that Flanagan did …

[ad_1] A British teenager has been convicted of murdering two sisters as part of a pact he believed he made with demonic forces to kill at least six women every six months in return for future lottery winning. Danyal Hussein, now 19, stabbed Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, to death in a savage …

[ad_1] When asked which city in the United States has the highest percentage of LGBTQ + citizens, most will likely guess San Francisco, the headquarters of the Castro District, or perhaps West Hollywood in Los Angeles. But the nation’s capital actually wins the title – about 10 percent of Washington, DC’s 700,000 residents are part …

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[ad_1] For the first time in a generation, there are six Conservative Supreme Court justices. Over time, this sextet will gradually push the Court to the right. Yet three of them are already sounding the alarm bells. Twice this quarter, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch have warned that Judges Brett Kavanaugh and …

[ad_1] By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX – A federal judge has rejected an offer from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to force the federal government to take over and deport more people who are here illegally and to do so faster. In a 21-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton agreed with Brnovich …

SuRo Capital Corp. (SSSS), Brighthouse Financial (BHFAP), Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ) are the highest dividend yielding stocks on this list. Rank Financial asset Price Switch Term dividend yield Updated (EST) 1 SuRo Capital Corp. (SSSS) 13.31 -0.37% 23.49% 2021-07-03 09:51:24 2 Brighthouse Financial (BHFAP) 28.32 0.25% 5.94% 2021-07-02 02:47:05 3 Helvetia Swiss Fund (SWZ) 9.79 …

[ad_1] The US Supreme Court dismissed a case challenging the defamation protections for journalists and media enshrined Friday in a landmark 1964 ruling. However, the dissenting opinions of Tory Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have called into question the rationale for continued use of these legal protections. The opinions of conservative judges signaled recognition …

[ad_1] President Joe bidenJoe BidenBiden on Richardson suspension: “Rules are rules” There is no “third way” for Iranian diplomacy Republicans eyeing White House take tough line on immigration proclaimed, “America is an idea – unique in the world,” in his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28. About a month later, …

[ad_1] She praised Biden for deciding to strengthen transgender rights, including lifting a Trump administration ban that barred trans people from joining the military. And she praised the groundbreaking appointments of LGBTQ people to important administrative positions – including Pete Buttigieg, who is gay, as secretary of transportation, and Dr Rachel Levine, who is transgender, …

[ad_1] By AJ Willingham, CNN American factories are feel the pressure of supply chain issues and material shortages. As a result, manufacturers recorded the largest price increase in 42 years in June. Here’s what you need to know to Get operational and get on with your day. (You may also receive “5 things you need …

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[ad_1] Doctoral students from the College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University in Atlanta, visited Troy on June 25, as part of a guided tour of civil rights sites in Alabama. Sites included the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, and the Pike County Home Site of John R. …

[ad_1] Fulton v. City of Philadelphia involved a religious adoption and fostering agency that refused to provide services to married same-sex couples. The agency’s denial of services was based on the religious beliefs of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which runs the agency. Due to the denial of services to same-sex married couples, Philadelphia …

[ad_1] Representative James Clyburn (DS.C.) speaks during a House Subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus crisis at Capitol Hill in Washington on May 19, 2021. | Stefani Reynolds / The New York Times via AP In a House speech earlier Tuesday, Hoyer cited the Jan. 6 insurgency as a “watershed moment – to see such evils …

[ad_1] On August 3, 1982, Georgia Constable Keith Torick entered Michael Hardwick’s bedroom at 3 a.m. to serve a warrant for a $ 50 offense. Throwing a bottle of beer in a trash can outside a gay bar, resulting in a public charge of alcohol consumption. When Torick entered Hardwick’s room, Hardwick was having sex …

[ad_1] Demonstrators clash with police while protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis policeman Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Getty Images The United States Supreme Court on Monday revived a lawsuit brought by the parents of a homeless man who died in Missouri custody, which accused police officers of using …

[ad_1] The University Chapel on the Princeton University campus, Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton signed a … [+] brief supporting the ability of international students to use optional practical training (OPT) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. (Photo by Oliver Morris / Getty Images) Getty Images The legal threat to optional practical training (OPT) …

[ad_1] “It’s hard growing up gay,” said Michael Volpatt, his voice catchy as he choked back tears. “It was clear when I was in high school that I was leaning the other way,” he said. “But back then, like all other children, we did everything to live another existence or to live in the shadows.” …

[ad_1] It started out as a personal injury claim. A Baton Rouge police officer maimed by a rock during a Black Lives Matter protest in 2016 sued one of the protest’s most prominent organizers. Lower courts dismissed the case, but appeals judges ruled that it should be tried. Then it became a problem of freedom …

[ad_1] KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – A federal appeals court said on Friday it would reconsider a dispute over a Trump administration ban on bump stockpiles, a device that allows semi-automatic firearms to fire quickly. The decision comes three months after a three-judge panel of the court said a federal judge in Kalamazoo, Mich., should have …

[ad_1] A statue of George Floyd that was installed in Brooklyn less than a week ago has been spray painted and branded with the logo of a white supremacist group in an act of vandalism which police were investigating as a hate crime officials said Thursday. The degraded statue, which was unveiled on Flatbush Avenue …

[ad_1] With the backing of Democrats and Republicans, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi was confirmed Thursday to sit on the United States Court of Appeals in the 7th Circuit. Before its confirmation, all judges of this federal court were white. The highly influential American courts of appeal, or circuit courts, sit directly below the Supreme Court and serve …

[ad_1] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a review into the best-selling Seresto flea and tick collar this spring after media reports about injuries and deaths linked to the product spurred a congressional inquiry, class-action lawsuits and a formal complaint. The collars, which release small amounts of pesticide onto the fur of cats and dogs …

[ad_1] Today is Thursday, June 24, the 175th day of 2021. There are 190 days left in the year. The highlight of today’s story: On June 24, 1948, Communist forces cut off all land and sea routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the Western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. To this date …

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – Police do not have unlimited power to enter a home without a warrant when pursuing a person suspected of a minor felony, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a case involving a Californian motorist driven from his home by an officer for honking his horn while …

The memorandum calls for more resources, legislation, and interagency and cross-border coordination to significantly strengthen anti-corruption law enforcement in the United States. On June 3, 2021, President Biden released a memorandum declaring anti-corruption efforts “a fundamental interest of the national security of the United States” and announcing a plan to “significantly strengthen” anti-corruption enforcement. While …

[ad_1] LOWELL, MA – Officials at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell are frustrated “that they cannot legally ban all hate messages from our lives” but have vowed to investigate “the threats against members of the campus community “, according to a letter sent to students and faculty last week. “For decades, colleges and universities, …

[ad_1] We are at a crossroads that will determine how workers across the country can protect their own rights as the defense bar feverishly works to erect barricades at the few remaining legal avenues workers have left to resolve workplace disputes. With the enthusiastic support of the United States Supreme Court, large employers have overwhelmingly …

[ad_1] Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a Supreme Court justices group photo in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. The United States Supreme Court on Monday overturned an appeals court ruling advancing a class action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs during the 2008 financial crisis, giving the bank another opportunity to argue that generic selfish …

[ad_1] A rush transcript of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” airing on Sunday, June 20, 2021 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. For previous show transcripts, visit the “This Week” transcript archive. ANNOUNCER: “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” …

[ad_1] CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Considered the most important national civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction (1865-1877), it prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. As a result of this law, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed …

The Biden administration launches the biggest fiscal expansion ever, injecting $ 1.9 trillion into the US economy. This amount is equivalent to about 9% of gross domestic product. The price sought is economic growth of 6.4% in 2021 and 3.5% in 2022. The unemployment rate will be halved, from 8.1% to 4.2% if the fiscal …

[ad_1] About 100 people danced and marched through downtown Salt Lake City to commemorate June 19, 2021. (Katie Workman, KSL.com) SALT LAKE CITY – About 100 people marched through the streets of downtown Salt Lake City to commemorate Juneteenth’s first year as a federally recognized holiday on Saturday. Participants marched on a multi-block route that …

[ad_1] Naomi Williams and D’Emanuel Grosse Sr taste the sweet potato pie at a Juneteenth celebration in Richmond, California on June 19, 2004. | David Paul Morris/Getty Images Happy Saturday and, more importantly, Happy Juneteenth, y’all! For 156 years, June 19th has been celebrated by millions of Black folks in the U.S. to mark the …

[ad_1] A state judge dismissed a conviction for murdering a black man this week, after Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams agreed with defense attorneys who said there had a 1 in 1000 chance that prosecutors would accidentally knock 12 black people off their client’s jury roll. The concession ended a hearing before Judge Rhonda …