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Jenny Yang Sworn In as EEOC Commissioner

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

With the swearing in this week of Jenny Yang to serve as one of five commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency is now fully staffed to carry out its work ensuring that all Americans receive fair and equal treatment when seeking employment. Civil and human rights advocates welcomed Yang’s appointment. “As … Read More

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Labor Board Asks Supreme Court to Review Ruling Against Obama Recess Appointments

Friday, March 15, 2013

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced this week that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling finding that President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reached the decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB on January 25. Business groups, arguing that the … Read More

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Oversight Hearing Assesses Progress of the Civil Rights Division

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held an oversight hearing last week to review the progress of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division since the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez to lead the division almost two years ago. The Civil Rights Division is the nation’s leading civil rights enforcement agency … Read More

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Department of Justice Investigation Reveals Racial, LGBT, and Gender-Biased Policing by the New Orleans Police Department

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Use of excessive force, racial and ethnic profiling, and under-enforcement of violence against women are just a few of several constitutional and federal law violations made by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), according to a report recently released by the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The Justice Department’s investigation of the … Read More

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American Bar Association Adopts Strong Anti-Bullying Resolution

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates yesterday unanimously adopted of a resolution in support of laws, policies and programs “to prevent and remediate” bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment in schools and communities. According to an ABA report that accompanied the resolution, the new resolution “urges that officials develop sound anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies. These policies … Read More

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