368 ABA Journal Human Rights articles.
Disbarred human rights lawyer Steven Donziger was found guilty of criminal contempt Monday for refusing to comply with court orders in a long-running battle with the Chevron Corp. over pollution in Ecuador.
Jul 26, 2021 11:41 AM CDT
Husch Blackwell will merge with boutique firm
Husch Blackwell has announced a merger with a health law boutique that represents hospitals and health care systems in the Boston area. The…
Jul 20, 2021 3:39 PM 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 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
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
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Philadelphia violated the free exercise clause when it refused to contract with a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to place children with same-sex couples.
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
The U.S. Department of Justice is opposing an attempt by Christian colleges to intervene in a lawsuit by asserting that it can defend a religious exemption that allows the schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students.
Jun 9, 2021 11:25 AM CDT
The American Civil Liberties Union, long known for its support of the First Amendment, is dealing with internal dissension over defense of hate speech.
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
Transgender employee failed to show discrimination in case against T-Mobile, appeals court says
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has dismissed claims brought by Elijah Anthony…
May 14, 2021 2:40 PM CDT
Over the course of the last four years, the Trump administration’s policies, practices and rhetoric not only laid bare the deleterious effects of racism, xenophobia and related intolerance, but it also revealed the manner in which ideologies of oppression—anti-Black racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and anti-Asian racism—may also overlap, intersect and interlock.
May 12, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
A federal grand jury has indicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on civil rights charges in the May 2020 death
of George Floyd.
May 7, 2021 10:34 AM CDT
Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race
The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be law students to make their…
Apr 9, 2021 4:26 PM CDT
A woman who was persecuted by domestic abusers because of a feminist political opinion is eligible for asylum in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Apr 6, 2021 2:47 PM CDT
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