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What to know about civil rights lawsuit over pledge protest at Cy-Fair ISD high school
What to know about civil rights lawsuit over pledge protest at Cy-Fair ISD high schoolHARRIS COUNTY, Texas - The attorney for a Cypress-Fairbanks ISD student who said she was expelled for not standing for the pledge of allegiance said Thursday her lawsuit will go to trial. The attorney ...read more
Source: Click2Houston
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:11:00 GMT
Civil rights case by Cy-Fair student expelled after sitting for Pledge of Allegiance gets nod for trial
Civil rights case by Cy-Fair student expelled after sitting for Pledge of Allegiance gets nod for trialA Katy teenager expelled last fall from Cy-Fair ISD for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance still doesn't have her diploma, but she said there’s good news afoot. A federal judge ruled that her f...read more
Source: Houston Chronicle
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:44:00 GMT
More LGBT people filing discrimination complaints since expansion of civil rights coverage, UMass researchers find
More LGBT people filing discrimination complaints since expansion of civil rights coverage, UMass researchers findAMHERST -- More gay, lesbian and transgender people are finding protection with the 2013 extension of federal anti-discrimination coverage to sexual orientation and gender identity, particularly in st...read more
Source: MassLive
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:36:00 GMT
Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights
Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rightsThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Hackers are wreaking havoc in our politics and our culture — and outdated laws actually protect them from facing justice. ...read more
Source: The Hill
Published on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Indicted Russian national Maria Butina once reportedly tried to quiz a left-leaning civil rights group about its cyber vulnerabilities
Indicted Russian national Maria Butina once reportedly tried to quiz a left-leaning civil rights group about its cyber vulnerabilitiesMaria Butina, the 29-year-old Russian gun rights activist whom the US has accused of being a spy for the Russian government, apparently did not limit her outreach in US political circles to right-wing ...read more
Source: Business Insider
Published on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:37:00 GMT
100 Civil Rights Groups Oppose Kavanaugh's Confirmation
100 Civil Rights Groups Oppose Kavanaugh's ConfirmationMore than 100 civil rights groups, including several national LGBT groups, have signed on to a letter opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice to replace Anthony Kennedy ...read more
Source: The Advocate
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:25:00 GMT
Asheville public safety chairman 'deeply troubled' by civil rights groups monitoring
Asheville public safety chairman 'deeply troubled' by civil rights groups monitoringAsheville public safety chairman 'deeply troubled' by civil rights groups monitoring Two Asheville council members have called a police intelligence operation into civil rights groups disturbing, sign...read more
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:04:00 GMT
Selma Police chief shows videos of police arresting civil rights activist
Selma Police chief shows videos of police arresting civil rights activistSELMA — A civil rights activist charged with stealing political campaign signs this month was described Thursday as being “verbally combative” when she was taken into custody. Selma Police Chief Spenc...read more
Source: Montgomery Advertiser
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:27:00 GMT
Civil rights flyer sparks dustup in Kansas governor's race
Civil rights flyer sparks dustup in Kansas governor's raceWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is defending a flyer it mailed comparing the civil rights records of the leading Republican candidates for Kansas governor, calling it voter edu...read more
Source: sfgate.com
Published on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:22:00 GMT
HHS removes sex discrimination prohibition language from civil rights office website
HHS removes sex discrimination prohibition language from civil rights office websiteThe Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has altered messaging on its website related to Section 1557, the provision of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting discrimination, ...read more
Source: Sunlight Foundation
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:16:00 GMT
Civil rights group sues NYPD for complete body cam footage of fatal shooting of mentally ill man in the Bronx
Civil rights group sues NYPD for complete body cam footage of fatal shooting of mentally ill man in the BronxA civil rights group is suing the NYPD for the complete body cam footage that captured the fatal shooting of a mentally ill Bronx man during a psychotic episode. After failing to get the footage throu...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:15:00 GMT
Former Hewitt councilman to file civil rights complaint over meeting
Former Hewitt councilman to file civil rights complaint over meetingFormer Hewitt City Council member Kurt Krakowian said Tuesday he is filing a federal civil rights complaint, alleging he was improperly barred from attending the public meeting in which the council ac...read more
Source: wacotrib
Published on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:44:00 GMT