Human rights in the United States Press Release
|09/22/2017 - 14:46||
EEOC Sues Hearts Desire for Disability Discrimination
NEW ORLEANS - Heart's Desire, LLC, a Monroe, La., home-based care provider, violated federal law when it discriminated against an employee because of disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here on September 21, 2017.
|09/21/2017 - 17:44||
EEOC Alleges Wood Group Refused to Hire Worker Because of His Disability
NEW ORLEANS - Wood Group PSN, Inc., a global company which provides operations and maintenance to the oil, petrochemical and gas industries, denied employment to an offshore worker because of his disability, the EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed today.
|09/12/2017 - 16:21||
A FEDERAL COURT TO HEAR MALDEF APPEAL ON SOUTH CAROLINA RULE BARRING HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT TO U.S. CITIZENS BASED ON PARENTS' IMMIGRATION STATUS
RICHMOND, VA - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) will present oral argument to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday.
|09/10/2017 - 18:54||
Newsweek Attacks Trump with FakeNews and FakeMath
This column by ACRU Policy Board member J. Christian Adams was published September 10, 2017 by PJ Media.
|09/06/2017 - 12:46||
The Civil Rights Division Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Saturday is the 60th anniversary of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. On September 9, 1957, President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, creating the Civil Rights Division. The 1957 Act was the first civil rights law passed since Reconstruction, and was a first step leading to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act the following year, and numerous other civil rights laws enacted in the years since that are enforced by the Civil Rights Division.
|08/28/2017 - 05:05||
The Transgender Debate is Overblown
Transgender individuals serve in the military, and will likely continue; Trump’s directive will be overturned in court or reversed by a future administration.
|08/25/2017 - 11:08||
CAIR-SFBA Director to Speak at Bay Area Rally Against Hate
BERKELEY, CA, 08/25/17) – On Sunday, August 27, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join dozens of organizations and thousands of Bay Area residents at the Bay Area Rally Against Hate. CAIR-SFBA’s Executive Director Zahra Billoo is among the rally’s scheduled speakers.
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|08/14/2017 - 11:32||
EEOC Sues Dependable Health Services For Disability Discrimination
BALTIMORE - Dependable Health Services, Inc., a health care staffing agency, violated federal law when it fired an employee with sickle-cell anemia instead of reinstating her or reassigning her to a position in another department where she had previously worked, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.
|08/08/2017 - 06:38||
ACLU and SPLC Sue to End Racketeering Scheme that Forced People Awaiting Trial to Pay Fees to Private Company for Freedom
NEW ORLEANS – People awaiting trial before a Baton Rouge criminal court were coerced into paying hundreds of dollars to a company before they were released from jail — even after they had paid their bail, according to a lawsuit filed last night by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), andthe ACLU of Louisiana.
|08/07/2017 - 16:29||
Court Rejects CIA Torture Psychologists Final Bid to Avoid Standing Trial
SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program cleared the final legal hurdle before a scheduled trial, a first for a case involving CIA torture.
|07/28/2017 - 20:42||
Justice Department Argues Congress, Not Courts, Makes Sexual Orientation Laws
This column by ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski was published July 29, 2017 by Breitbart.
|07/27/2017 - 16:33||
Regional International Sued by EEOC For Firing Employee Who Requested Leave for Surgery
NEW YORK - Regional International Corporation, a commercial truck and trailer dealership with locations in Western New York, unlawfully fired an employee after he requested leave for hip replacement surgery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.
|07/26/2017 - 01:43||
Statement on DOJ Filing Opposing Employment Protections for LGB Workers
Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Zarda v. Altitude Express, a New York case in which the plaintiff brought a discrimination claim under Title VII, charging that he was fired for being gay. The DOJ’s brief makes the assertion that gay, lesbian, and bisexual people are not protected from employment discrimination under the federal employment non-discrimination law.
|07/22/2017 - 06:44||
NAACP LAUNCHES NAACP FORWARD, A NATIONAL LISTENING TOUR TO MARK ITS NEW ERA OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISM
BALTIMORE (July 22, 2017) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is set to launch NAACP Forward, a national Listening Tour, at the organization’s 108th Annual Convention on Saturday, July 22nd at the Baltimore Convention Center. NAACP Forward comes as part of the organization’s strategic plan for the future, enhancing its vision, mission and commitment to the fight for civil rights amidst a swirling climate of political hostility, voter suppression, income inequality, mass incarceration, police brutality and anti-immigrant sentiment.
|07/21/2017 - 18:38||
NAACP HOSTS RECEPTION TO LAUNCH NEXT GENERATION YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
BALTIMORE (July 21, 2017) – The NAACP will host a reception at its 108th National Convention in Baltimore, MD to announce the launch of its Next Generation (NextGen) Program on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Pisces Room.
|07/07/2017 - 18:19||
TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY IN MALDEF CHALLENGE TO TEXAS REDISTRICTING PLAN
San Antonio, TX - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) will represent the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force and 17 individual Latino voters at a five-day trial starting Monday challenging the Texas Legislature’s 2013 redistricting plan for the Texas House. That plan reduces the ability of Latinos to elect the candidates of their choice in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.
|07/06/2017 - 14:07||
Nevada Health Centers Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Health Centers will pay $35,000 and provide other relief to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
|06/20/2017 - 18:44||
MALDEF AND UH LAW CENTER TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION MARKING THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. SUPREME COURT'S LANDMARK RULING IN PLYLER V. DOE
Los Angeles, CA - MALDEF and the University of Houston Law Center will host a panel discussion next week to mark the 35th anniversary of the United State Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Plyler v. Doe, which guaranteed all children access to a free public education from kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of immigration status.
|06/12/2017 - 10:46||
Kentucky Fried Chicken Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination
ATLANTA - Hester Foods, Inc., the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant franchise in Dublin, Ga., violated federal law by discriminating against an employee because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.
|06/09/2017 - 08:31||
Rand Paul on Blocking Indefinite Detention and Saudi Arms Sales
When Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016, the self-described "libertarianish" senator from Kentucky vowed: "I will continue to fight for criminal justice reform, for privacy, and your Fourth Amendment rights. I will continue to champion due process over indefinite detention." On Thursday, amid the hullaballoo of former FBI director James Comey's dramatic testimony on Capitol Hill, Paul brought a handful of libertarian reporters inside his Senate office to discuss his recent work on these projects.
|06/07/2017 - 12:01||
Groups Express Concern over US Office of Legal Counsel Nominee
The undersigned organizations write to express our concern regarding Steven Engel’s nomination to head the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), particularly Mr. Engel’s troubling and incomplete answers regarding his role in OLC’s July 2007 torture memo. The executive branch’s recent decision to return agency copies of the Senate torture report to the Intelligence Committee—including the only remaining copy in the Justice Department’s possession—greatly exacerbates our concern.
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|06/05/2017 - 18:04||
100 National Groups to Trump: End the Assault on Civil and Human Rights
WASHINGTON – Following a recent claim by a White House spokesperson that the Trump administration “has an unwavering commitment to the civil rights of all Americans,” The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 99 national organizations dedicated to protecting those very rights, called on the President to stop the systemic assault on civil and human rights.
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|06/05/2017 - 14:39||
CVT Responds with Alarm at Reports of the Trump Administration Returning the CIA Torture Report
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, sections of which were released to the public in December of 2014, is the most thorough and comprehensive review of the CIA torture program,” explained CVT’s executive director, Curt Goering.
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|06/03/2017 - 11:44||
Supreme Court Expedites Trumps Petition on Executive Order Case
This column by ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski was published June 3, 2017 by Breitbart.
|05/31/2017 - 06:49||
Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi Resolve Lawsuit Over Zoning of Group Homes
The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the City of Jackson, Mississippi to resolve allegations that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse from living in group homes in most residential areas.