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27 Jan 2012, 10:51 am by Rick Hasen
Supreme Court that dealt with a narrow issue in a redistricting case from Texas suggests that the nation’s top court is ready to reconsider a key part of the Voting Rights Act, a major piece of civil rights legislation.” Yup. [read post]
22 Jul 2020, 5:30 am by Robert Brammer
 The bill did pass, but was later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in a series of consolidated cases that are referred to as the Civil Rights Cases, resting on the premise that the Constitution’s 13th and 14th Amendments did not apply to restrict discrimination by private businesses that operated public accommodations. [read post]
15 Jul 2009, 3:19 pm by Mark Alpert
We know Sotomayor is a liberal on civil rights issues, but what about the civil right to protection of your property? [read post]
9 Oct 2019, 5:00 pm by dhdlaw
  In civil lawsuits, the burden of proof requires that the overall evidence you introduce prove that you are more likely right than wrong. [read post]
3 Dec 2009, 6:19 am by Tom Crane
  The Civil Rights Division is responsible for enforcing the civil rights statutes against state and local governments. [read post]
20 Jun 2011, 1:52 pm by lennyesq
Rogers [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that an indigent defendant does not have a constitutional right to counsel in civil contempt cases that might result in imprisonment. [read post]
14 Sep 2017, 10:30 am
  Any change that would authorize discrimination in this case would undermine the nation’s civil rights laws. [read post]
23 Jul 2020, 10:23 am by
In a civil case, the injured party, the “plaintiff,” will file suite asserting a violation of rights committed by the defendant. [read post]
12 May 2020, 11:35 am by Howard Bashman
“Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59”: Melissa Nann Burke of The Detroit News has an article that begins, “The Michigan woman at the center of a high-profile transgender rights case pending before the U.S. [read post]
3 Jun 2015, 10:50 am by Second Circuit Civil Rights Blog
The three defendants became plaintiffs, suing the County for civil rights violations surrounding their arrest and detention. [read post]
4 Nov 2011, 1:30 pm by Donna Eng
  If your application did not require a hearing, you’ll be sent a Certificate of Restoration of Civil Rights in the mail. [read post]
16 Nov 2015, 5:30 am by Lindsay Stafford Mader
” For more information on the Texas Civil Rights Project, go to its website. [read post]
19 Oct 2014, 12:00 pm by Capital News Service
Many Marylanders without law degrees or deep pockets are acting as their own attorneys in certain civil cases. [read post]
12 Apr 2011, 7:35 pm
For example, Title VII is part of the civil rights acts of 1964. [read post]
11 Mar 2013, 8:12 am by David Gans
  With the focus on whether the Court will strike down our nation’s most iconic civil rights law, there has been virtually no attention to the fact that, when the Justices convene again on March 18th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a second major voting rights case, Arizona v. [read post]
6 Mar 2017, 8:06 am by Lyle Denniston
Putting off for at least a year any final ruling on the rights of transgender students under federal civil rights law, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to make a new review of a high-profile Virginia case, including an analysis of the change in policy by the Trump Administration. [read post]
19 Apr 2016, 9:00 am by Diana A. Silva
§ 1983, a civil rights cause of action that allows private parties to recover monetary damages from state and local government entities for deprivation of constitutional rights. [read post]
14 Apr 2016, 2:01 pm by Jamie Markham
When can money owed as the result of criminal case be docketed as a civil judgment? [read post]
14 Apr 2016, 2:01 pm by Jamie Markham
When can money owed as the result of criminal case be docketed as a civil judgment? [read post]
30 Apr 2014, 6:31 pm by Guest Blogger
” This reading fits Professor Ackerman’s portrait of Nixon as a beneficent participant in the institutionalization of the civil rights revolution, but only by distorting the FHA. [read post]