4088 ABA Journal Civil Rights articles.
President Joe Biden said Saturday the U.S. Department of Justice will appeal a judge’s determination that the Obama administration exceeded its authority when it moved to protect immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Jul 19, 2021 10:07 AM CDT
Attorney General Merrick Garland has overturned a Trump administration decision that prohibited immigration courts from using a practice known as “administrative closure” to temporarily pause removal proceedings.
Jul 16, 2021 11:25 AM CDT
Miami courthouse closes after engineering firm identifies safety issues
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse began undergoing immediate repairs on Friday after an engineering firm that examined the 28-story building identified safety…
Jul 13, 2021 4:30 PM CDT
Last month, the U.S. Senate confirmed Zahid Quraishi as the first Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history.
Jul 13, 2021 9:45 AM CDT
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Tennessee’s transgender restroom law, which requires businesses to post a specific sign if they allow transgender people to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Jul 12, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
In a reversal of a Trump administration rule, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will limit the detention of pregnant women.
Jul 12, 2021 9:35 AM CDT
This year, Ana Mclean paid the naturalization application filing fee of $640 and the additional $85 for biometric services using a loan from the Citizenship Loan Program. The initiative offers interest-free loans to permanent residents who live in one of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester or Long Island.
Jul 12, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
What are the takeaways from the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term? Several Supreme Court journalists are answering that question in stories that look at split decisions and consensus, the likely median justice and the justices most to the right.
Jul 7, 2021 10:50 AM CDT
A New York appeals court has reduced a burglary sentence because of “shocking” and “utterly racist” comments by a sentencing judge who said the disruptive Black defendant’s frontal lobes were likely “retarded in growth.”
Jul 6, 2021 12:13 PM CDT
A Yemeni citizen who allegedly maintained contact with several affiliates of Al Qaeda and two associated terrorist organizations until he was brought to Guantanamo Bay in 2004 is entitled to due process in the hearing challenging his detention, the ABA told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday.
Jul 6, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the mandatory state bar in Texas violates lawyers’ First Amendment rights because of its political and ideological activities.
Jul 6, 2021 10:55 AM CDT
Boy Scouts of America strikes $850M deal
The Boy Scouts of America has agreed to pay $850 million to settle sex abuse claims by about 60,000 people. The group says…
Jul 2, 2021 4:10 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday let stand a victory for a same-sex couple who were told by a Christian florist that she would not provide flowers for their wedding.
Jul 2, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
In 2020, the International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination
tapped New York lawyer Harbani Kaur Ahuja as its first artist-in-residence, commissioning her to create 40 poems over two years.
Jul 1, 2021 1:15 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that a Virginia school board violated the constitutional rights of Gavin Grimm, a transgender man and a former high school student, when it barred him from using the bathroom that matched his gender identity.
Jun 28, 2021 10:46 AM CDT
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