4057 ABA Journal Civil Rights articles.
SCOTUS tosses suit over child slavery in Ivory Coast
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Nestlé USA and Cargill can’t be sued here under the Alien Tort Statute for…
Jun 17, 2021 3:48 PM CDT
Jun 17, 2021 10:01 AM CDT
ABA president: Hate speech legitimizes intolerance
ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said Tuesday the association is “deeply troubled” by recent hate speech directed at Jewish, LGBTQ, Asian American and Muslim…
Jun 16, 2021 3:45 PM CDT
President Joe Biden’s latest round of judicial picks includes a voting rights lawyer nominated to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York. Biden announced five judicial nominations Tuesday, which brings his total nominees to 24.
Jun 16, 2021 12:12 PM CDT
Jun 9, 2021 11:25 AM CDT
In Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall, author Anna Lvovsky examines the way that queer communities were policed in the 1930s through the 1960s.
Jun 9, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Jun 8, 2021 3:04 PM CDT
Federal judge strikes down ban on assault weapons
Citing the Second Amendment, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California struck down California’s ban on assault weapons…
Jun 7, 2021 4:03 PM CDT
Jun 2, 2021 9:56 AM CDT
Could police have avoided killing—whether the victims were armed or not? Advocates of de-escalation believe that many such deaths can be prevented. Yet what de-escalation means and how effective it is remain subject to debate.
Jun 1, 2021 3:30 AM CDT
The federal government does not have precise legal definitions of what it means to be a member of a particular race. And with no centralized federal guidance, federal and state agencies have pieced together definitions, applying them in disparate settings. In recent years, these inconsistent definitions have been criticized for allowing undeserving people to fit themselves into racial categories to benefit from contracts, jobs or university admissions slots intended for racial or ethnic minorities.
Jun 1, 2021 3:15 AM CDT
For a variety of reasons, including voluntary reporting and a lack of police training or acknowledgment of bias incidents, tracking hate crimes is challenging and imperfect.
Jun 1, 2021 2:40 AM CDT
In addition to appearing on Jeopardy! last year, Zach Newkirk was involved with a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump on behalf of those injured during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Lafayette Square.
Jun 1, 2021 2:20 AM CDT
May 27, 2021 10:16 AM CDT
Senate confirms Kristen Clarke
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kristen Clarke to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division on a 51-48 vote. Clarke was president and…
May 26, 2021 4:31 PM CDT
May 26, 2021 4:31 PM CDT