Civil rights violations

August 18, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Friday decided against immediately releasing an investigative grand jury's report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, instead saying it would hear arguments from priests and others that making it...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and...
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June 06, 2018 - 11:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities for separating parents from their children to go forward on Wednesday but said he would decide later whether or not to order a nationwide halt. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the lawsuit involving a 7-year-old...
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May 30, 2018 - 10:05 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey police officer took part in the assault of a patient at a hospital and recorded another assault of the same patient on his cellphone, then didn't report either incident. Paterson Officer Roger Then was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiring...
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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2016 file photo shows the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. A former boarding school student says in a lawsuit the school violated her civil rights by failing to protect her from sexual assault in a “hypersexualized environment” where older students scored points for having sex with younger ones. The lawsuit, filed Friday, May 11, 2018, in federal court in Concord, claims officials at St. Paul’s School failed to report the sexual assault of a freshmen during the 2012-13 school year. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
May 12, 2018 - 10:44 pm
A former New Hampshire boarding school student says in a lawsuit the school violated her civil rights by failing to protect her from sexual assault in a "hypersexualized environment" where older students scored points for having sex with younger ones. The lawsuit , filed Friday in federal court in...
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May 09, 2018 - 7:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has ruled that a law prohibiting a Muslim teacher from wearing a headscarf in a public school doesn't violate her constitutional right to religious freedom. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that the Berlin labor court ruled that the city-state's so-called...
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April 25, 2018 - 6:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen filed papers in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday saying he...
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February 05, 2018 - 7:41 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police tear gassed opposition activists protesting the shutdown of four major TV stations and what they claim are other violations of constitutional guaranteed rights such as freedom of assembly. Rights activist Njonjo Mue said Monday the peaceful demonstration with...
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Frederic Durand-Baissas, a 59-year-old Parisian teacher and art lover, poses during an interview in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Durand-Baissas, whose Facebook account was suspended in 2011 after he posted a photo of Gustave Courbet's 1866 painting "The Origin of the World," which depicts female genitalia, is suing the California-based social network Facebook for alleged "censorship". (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
February 01, 2018 - 12:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lawyers for Facebook Inc. denied the company engaged in censorship when it shut down the account of a French user after he posted a photograph of a famous 19th century painting of a naked woman's genitals and lower torso. Frederic Durand-Baissas, 59, a primary school teacher in Paris,...
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