3308 ABA Journal Civil Rights articles.
A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…
Oct 16, 2018 1:25 PM CDT
A former Jones Day partner who has represented companies in discrimination lawsuits was confirmed last Thursday to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division.
The Senate vote to confirm Eric…
Oct 15, 2018 1:40 PM CDT
A 5-year-old Honduran asylum seeker was separated from her grandmother after the Trump administration officially ended its policy of separating families—and asked to sign away her right to a bond hearing, the New Yorker
Oct 12, 2018 3:50 PM CDT
A Texas group filed two suits over the weekend alleging that two prominent law reviews violate federal laws by giving preferences to women and minorities when selecting some of their members…
Oct 10, 2018 3:15 PM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice will file a statement of interest opposing a pending consent decree in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.
Oct 10, 2018 12:25 PM CDT
A Northern Texas federal district court struck down portions of the Indian Child Welfare Act last Thursday, finding that the disputed sections violate the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee by mandating racial preferences.
Oct 10, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Three in 10 American women who are 45 or older have had an abortion, Katie Watson, author of Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion
, tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles. For women 44 and younger, one in four are projected to have an abortion in their lifetime. Yet for all the fiery rhetoric about the legality of abortion, Watson–who teaches bioethics, medical humanities and constitutional law at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine–has found a reluctance by people to discuss their own personal experiences with abortion, or even the nuances of their views on its ethics.
Oct 10, 2018 6:10 AM CDT
Many people undergoing the guardianship or conservatorship process to help loved ones with their health care, financial or other decision-making. Often they are unaware that voting rights may be at stake when they go before a judge.
Oct 1, 2018 2:05 AM CDT
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Oct 1, 2018 12:50 AM CDT
Wartime radio propagandist Iva D’Aquino was pardoned by President Gerald Ford in 1977. She died in 2006 at age 90.
Oct 1, 2018 12:20 AM CDT
Setting bail without considering a defendant’s ability to pay bond violates equal protection rights, a Dallas federal judge ruled last Thursday.
Most Texas state courts use a bail money system,…
Sep 24, 2018 1:54 PM CDT
A Justice Department review of its own legal education program for immigrants has found that those in the program are remaining in detention for longer on average than non-participants, the Associated Press
has reported. But a nonprofit that provides the education says the DOJ’s study has "insurmountable methodological flaws."
Sep 21, 2018 3:55 PM CDT
In a federal lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s admission policies toward Asian-Americans, plaintiffs are seeking to introduce evidence about how the Ivy League school discriminated against Jewish applicants in the early 20th century.
Sep 20, 2018 6:02 AM CDT
Businesses placing job ads on Facebook can select who the listing targets based on gender, according to a charge filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission on behalf of…
Sep 18, 2018 3:37 PM CDT
A 2017 Texas law that called for health care providers to bury or cremate fetuses—regardless of a patient’s wishes or religious beliefs—was struck down this week in federal court.
Sep 7, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
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