3979 ABA Journal Civil Rights articles.
Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium
U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of Tyler, Texas, has struck down a moratorium on most residential evictions by the U.S. Centers for…
Feb 26, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Students for Fair Admissions has filed a lawsuit challenging race-conscious admissions policies at Yale University less than a month after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped a bias suit
that it filed against the school during the Trump administration
Feb 26, 2021 10:23 AM CST
A lawsuit filed against the operators of several New Jersey motels is part of a growing trend to hold the hospitality industry liable for human trafficking at its properties.
Feb 25, 2021 1:42 PM CST
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in important cases concerning the meaning of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
and Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee
. The cases involve Section 2 of the act, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or language.
Feb 25, 2021 1:03 PM CST
Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack mull plea offers
Two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police car are reviewing plea offers, according to a…
Feb 24, 2021 3:26 PM CST
The ABA House of Delegates approved two resolutions Monday that address immigration policies and practices implemented by previous administrations.
Feb 22, 2021 7:42 PM CST
The ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution at the midyear meeting Monday that opposes the criminal prosecution of anyone who has an abortion or experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Feb 22, 2021 7:10 PM CST
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit pledged Monday to remain independent and restore integrity to the U.S. Department of Justice if he is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general.
Feb 22, 2021 3:35 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Trump administration rule that made it easier to deny green cards and visas to immigrants who receive or are likely to receive public assistance.
Feb 22, 2021 1:36 PM CST
Gunman apparently targeted this SCOTUS justice, judge says
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, the gunman who killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District…
Feb 19, 2021 4:02 PM CST
Last summer, in response to the killing of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality and amid a public health crisis and economic collapse, Americans saw an overdue reckoning with racial injustice. Around the country, large swaths of peaceful multigenerational, multiracial demonstrators marched to demand social justice and racial equity.
Feb 18, 2021 9:08 AM CST
California bar responds to disparate impact allegation regarding facial recognition technology
After receiving a Feb. 10 demand letter to remove facial recognition technology from the remote bar exam on…
Feb 17, 2021 4:45 PM CST
A Mississippi congressman has filed a civil suit against former President Donald Trump and lawyer Rudy Giuliani that says they violated the Ku Klux Klan Act by seeking to interfere with the counting of Electoral College votes.
Feb 16, 2021 12:50 PM CST
The ABA’s immigration project in Texas has joined a lawsuit alleging that unaccompanied children affected by the Trump administration’s remain-in-Mexico program are being denied basic legal rights.
Feb 16, 2021 12:18 PM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld government policies that allow basic searches of electronic devices at the border without reasonable suspicion and advanced searches only with reasonable suspicion.
Feb 11, 2021 3:38 PM CST
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