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19 Nov 2012, 10:35 am by Chris
Civil Rights Attorney & Law Professor Sherrilyn Ifill Named President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Read More [read post]
2 Mar 2012, 4:00 am by Charlotte Law Library
The Charlotte School of Law Clinics are doing some pretty exciting things! A standout story for the month of February involves the Civil Rights Clinic. Students who participate in the Civil Rights Clinic are often involved in local civil rights issues. Under the direction of Professor Jason Huber, who runs the Civil Rights Clinic at Charlotte School of Law, students learn how to advocate civil rights issues.  Jason Huber hones students’ skills in fact investigation, pleading, motions practice,… [read post]
8 Mar 2013, 11:09 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Thomas F. Gordon of Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems (FOKUS) tells us that a call for papers has been issued for a special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law on the topic, “Computational Methods for Enforcing Privacy and Fairness in the Knowledge Society”. The submission deadline is 15 April 2013. Here is an excerpt from the call: We invite contributions on methodologies, techniques, algorithms, and tools in support of the analysis or of the… [read post]
28 Jun 2011, 5:50 am by Brenda Fulmer
What happened?1.5 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees alleged Wal-Mart discriminated against them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They said that local managers disproportionately exercised their discretion over pay and promotions in favor of men, which was unlawful. The employees were seeking a favorable judgment that would give backpay, injunctive relief (stop Wal-Mart from physically discriminating against women), & punitive damages (punish Wal-Mart… [read post]
29 Aug 2013, 11:27 am by asimon
by Stephanie Schlatter, Board Chair Ex Officio of the Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapter. This post is part of an ACSblog symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I remember asking my parents years ago about the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and all the events of the 60's and wondering what stood out in their mind. My mom spoke about her memories of the May 1961 bus burning in Anniston, just down the road from her home and a few weeks before she graduated… [read post]
17 Nov 2011, 5:49 pm by John Culhane
Today, the CA S Ct opined that the Prop 8 official proponents have standing to appeal under state law. The Ninth Circuit will surely accept the ruling, and we can move on to the merits of the case. Here’s my analysis over at The New Civil Rights Movement. As always, comments welcome — on either site. [read post]
3 Oct 2011, 8:00 pm by John Culhane
Yes, my wandering through the blogosphere only lasted for a weekend. Last Friday evening, I met David Badash, the founder and mover of the New Civil Rights Movement, and just today I’ve agreed to blog for them on a basis-to-be-determined-as-we-go-along. The site features some great opinion and analysis of LGBT issues, and is often quoted and linked to by influential media. Whatever I write for that site, I’ll link to here. Expect something by week’s end, and then frequently until I can… [read post]
20 Nov 2011, 8:56 pm by Chavers and Guhl
A federal grand jury indicted a former Bryan County sheriff’s lieutenant on charges of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. According to the press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the six-count indictment charges 48-year-old Kevin Bennett Holt with criminal civil rights violations for tasing a female arrestee on two occasions and for tasing two male inmates during incidents in September 2010 and November 2010. The indictment specifically charges Holt with deprivation… [read post]
13 Dec 2009, 2:40 pm by Albert Wan
A recent report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department did little or nothing to enforce the civil rights of Americans during the Bush administration.  The Times has the story here.  This is by no means a surprise.  The press had reported early on during Bush’s tenure about the ineptitude and sheer corruption that had infected the division.  In fact, Charlie Savage, the reporter who wrote the Dec. 3rd Times… [read post]
25 Jan 2013, 7:28 am by Dennis Cariello
CONTRIBUTED BYDennis Cariello On January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education issued guidance on the obligations of institutions receiving Title IV aid (as well as elementary and secondary education) to provide athletic opportunities to disabled students pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The guidance was spurred on, in part, by a 2010 Govertnment Accountability Office (GAO) study on the topic.  In… [read post]
29 Sep 2013, 10:57 am by Dennis Cariello
CONTRIBUTED BYDennis Cariello On September 27, 2013, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new guidance – in the form of a letter and Q&A – on the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Last week we posted a link to the report from the Congressional Research Service on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which the Supreme Court will hear on October 15, and also deals with racial preferences in… [read post]
21 May 2010, 1:34 am
Hello, Tea Party. Welcome to the General ElectionThe media continue to repeat the flawed headline that a deep wave of resentment against incumbents exists. I have argued (as have others), that incumbents who are in jeopardy are vulnerable due to ideological reasons -- rather than mere incumbency. Likewise, many of the upstart candidates who have been successful represent an ideological alternative to the incumbent or opposing candidate. Rand Paul's success in Kentucky is a great example of this… [read post]
7 Jan 2013, 2:24 pm
Sometimes a news story comes along that leaves me damn near speechless. This is one of those times. A little background first: Paragould (official motto: "A City as Unique as Its Name!") is a small town in the northeastern corner of Arkansas. With 22,000 people living there, Paragould's population is a little smaller than Windsor's. Apparently, though, Paragould's population is a heck of a lot more unruly than Windsor's - either that, or Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall have just… [read post]
28 Jul 2009, 9:19 am by Bryna Subherwal
Since July 8, Ilham Tohti, editor of the Web site Uighur Online and a professor at Central Nationalities University in Beijing, has been held incommunicado by Chinese authorities. He was interrogated after posting articles on the site and his personal blog about a clash between members of China’s majority ethnic Han group and Uighurs in Guangdong Province on June 26. The Uighurs are a Muslim minority group in China most of whom live in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in… [read post]
7 Sep 2011, 2:03 pm by The Editors
By Kim Lanegran, Amnesty USA Country Specialist for Sierra Leone It’s been a little over a year since the government of Sierra Leone launched its groundbreaking free healthcare program for children and pregnant women. While we’re thrilled about the good news — more women now receive pre and post-natal health care, over 39,000 women delivered their babies in health care facilities, and many lives have been saved — there is still a lot to be done. Amnesty International’s new… [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 1:33 pm by Bryna Subherwal
Fall is my favorite time of year: the air is cooler, the leaves are pretty, Amnesty International student groups are back together again, and people start signing up for the Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon. In this—the world’s largest human rights event—we use letters, cards and more to demand the human rights of individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled. We show solidarity with those suffering abuses and work to improve people’s lives. Those are some pretty… [read post]
18 Apr 2012, 1:55 pm by Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law   California Code of Civil Procedure allows fictitious defendants, that is, naming unknown defendants, which you will commonly see in a caption (such as “Doe 1? or “Does 1-50, inclusive”).  See California Code of Civil Procedure § 474. The use of Doe (fictitiously named defendants) in federal questions cases is permissible when the complaint alleges why the defendant’s real name was not known. See Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of… [read post]
21 Mar 2012, 12:52 pm by Women's Rights Group
A Romani family wash with water from the polluted stream nearby their home in an informal settlement in Slovenia. Water from the polluted stream is used for washing, cooking, bathing and drinking. Earlier this month, the UN made a major announcement: the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on access to safe drinking water worldwide has been met. This comes years ahead of the 2015 deadline, and is one of the first of the MDG targets—focused on reduction of extreme poverty and… [read post]
28 Oct 2008, 8:18 am by The Editors
Despite all setbacks challenging our basic freedoms and fundamental rights, somehow we continue to keep the dream alive. On Sunday, Nov. 2, an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 people will come together in Memphis, TN to create an aerial image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will celebrate the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech that launched the civil rights movement. The Keep the Dream Alive event represents communities coming together to honor heroes and carry… [read post]
7 Oct 2011, 2:01 pm by John Culhane
It’s here. Please, trundle on over and see what you think. I’m responding to the argument from the left that marriage equality would be bad for the GLBT community. I get into how the denial of equality in marriage for women negatively affected not only married women, but all women. [read post]