A class action lawsuit filed by state employees in Oregon alleges that being required to fill out an online form for health insurance coverage violated their civil rights.
According to Lawsuit: State’s employee wellness program violates civil rights, some of the employees of the state of Oregon opted not to fill out the online [...]
Despite a changing climate of acceptance, and laws aimed at fairness, many transgendered people face daily discrimination. Recently, parents of a 6 year old in Colorado have filed a civil rights complaint in an effort to get their child’s school to let her use the girls’ bathroom.
In this CNN report School’s transgender ruling: [...]
Yoga has become a popular way to exercise. Schools in Encinitas, California recently received grant money from the Jois Foundation to teach yoga to children in public schools.
However, according to The Los Angeles Times, there has been a lawsuit filed by a couple in California with two children in the Encinitas public schools. [...]
The long line of patrons waiting to get into a nightclub, being held back by a beefy bouncer, has become a cliché in our culture. However, is there truth in the idea that some folks don’t get into a trendy club because of their appearance?
In today’s world, most of us have phones that take photographs and videos. We can capture the sights around us very easily, and within minutes upload photos and videos to social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. The issue of whether citizens can videotape police activities, however, is becoming increasingly controversial.
Is it OK [...]
A Louisiana woman thought it would be funny to put a display of lights on her house that was, well, not exactly in keeping with the traditional Christmas spirit. She now finds herself at the center of a First Amendment controversy.
In fact, her light display doesn’t show reindeer, or Santa, or snowmen. Nope, her [...]
Banks are not supposed to judge loan applicants by any standards except the ability to repay the loan, but unfortunately, abuses do occur.
According to this news story,Wells Fargo recently settled a class action suit for $175 million because the Department of Justice found they were not fairly giving out home loans to minorities. [...]
Public schools throughout the United States find themselves in a challenging position when confronted with the apparent conflict between respecting the free speech rights of students and parents, while also upholding the separation of church and state.
Recently in tiny Kountze, Texas [population 2,100], school cheerleaders who put bible verses on their banners were told [...]
Unfortunately, anyone who goes into the workplace will experience uncomfortable situations. Everyone has experienced a grumpy boss, an annoying coworker, or a flirtatious supervisor. While uncomfortable, these types of normal workplace annoyances are something the law expects us to withstand.
However, there are times when a supervisor or coworker’s behavior goes far beyond what [...]
Under federal law, a citizen who has been injured due to the unlawful act of a government official possesses a civil right of action. The federal law giving citizens this right is commonly referred to as “section 1983,” based on the law’s place in the U.S. Code: 42 U.S.C. 1983. This law states, in [...]
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