Civil Rights

3217 ABA Journal articles on Civil Rights.

State AG’s suit says Weinstein Company violated civil rights laws by covering up harassment
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit claiming the Weinstein Company violated state law by failing to protect employees from sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.
Sessions should reverse policy denying Title VII protection for transgender people, votes ABA House

Employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation should be prohibited under a proper interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a resolution…

Federal judge strikes down Florida’s voting restoration process for felons
A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s system for restoring felons' voting rights has potential for bias and violates the First and 14th Amendments.
Trump’s interim CFPB chief shifts enforcement power in lending bias cases

President Donald Trump’s interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has shifted enforcement power away from the office that had pursued cases alleging interest rate discrimination.

The Office of…

Appeals court decides to ‘swipe left, and reverse’ judge’s decision to toss Tinder pricing suit

Potential dates using the Tinder app can be rejected with a swipe to the left.

A California appeals court gave a nod to that method on Monday when it reinstated…

Advocates promote a right to counsel in civil cases, too
Pro bono services aid women, children, families of color, the elderly and people who have disabilities.
10 Questions: This Denver lawyer serves up culinary history with a side of social justice
Adrian E. Miller wrote "The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas."
Same-sex couples file suits claiming their children were unconstitutionally denied citizenship

Corrected: Two married same-sex couples have filed lawsuits against the State Department claiming that it has unconstitutionally classified their surrogate-carried children as “born out of wedlock” after each of the…

Police had cause to arrest partiers in vacant home at behest of woman called Peaches, SCOTUS rules
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police who responded to a complaint of a loud gathering at a previously vacant house had probable cause to arrest the partygoers.
Neither gay nor straight workers can claim sex-orientation discrimination, federal judge rules

Since courts have found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prevent employers from firing LGBT employees based on sexual orientation, heterosexual workers also have no “reverse…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Supreme Court declines to review controversial Mississippi anti-LGBT law

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a Mississippi law permitting businesses, county clerks and state judges to deny services to LGBT people on religious freedom grounds, the National…

How a Quaker’s suit against the defense secretary in the 1970s still affects surveillance cases
You have reason to believe you’re being monitored by the government—that they are following you and cataloging everywhere you go and everyone you talk to. The knowledge haunts you, and it has a chilling effect on everything you do. But can you sue to stop it, or even to find out whether it's really happening?
Protecting digital accessibility ensures equal rights for disabled people
Disability community activists use social media to spread the message of equality, opportunity, justice and inclusion. Disabled people and their lawyers use the law to guarantee websites, mobile applications, kiosks and other technologies are available and accessible to everyone.
Chemerinsky: The most important SCOTUS stories of 2017
The end of the year inevitably brings lists, such as of best movies and books, so I cannot resist looking back at 2017 and identifying the most important stories concerning the U.S. Supreme Court.

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