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Civil rights violations
September 09, 2020
New Trump rule ties college funding to speech, faith rights
The Trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands protections for religious groups on college campuses ...
August 24, 2020
Court finds parts of anti-riot law violate free speech
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions of two members of a white supremacist group who admitted they ...
August 19, 2020
Officer denies wrongdoing in violent takedown of wrong man
A white police officer who slammed a Black man to the ground and broke his wrist denies wrongdoing, saying he mistakenly ...
August 09, 2020
Ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack
A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a ...
August 08, 2020
El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response
For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in ...
August 05, 2020
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and interim police chief, saying his ...
July 18, 2020
Mayor of Portland to Trump: Get your troops out of the city
The mayor of Portland demanded Friday that President Donald Trump remove militarized federal agents he deployed to the city ...
July 16, 2020
Giant Hawaii telescope builders say no construction in 2020
Scientists planning to build one of the world’s largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain said Wednesday construction won’t ...
July 16, 2020
Ex-officer in Hawaii sentenced for making man lick urinal
A U.S. judge sentenced a former Honolulu police officer Wednesday to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick ...
July 06, 2020
Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. The case, argued by telephone in May because ...
July 02, 2020
High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases
The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside ...
June 29, 2020
Pittsburgh protesters sue police, allege excessive force
A group of protesters is suing Pittsburgh city and police officials, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to ...
June 18, 2020
A look at dueling policing proposals considered by Congress
As Americans protest racial inequality and the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, their pleas are being ...
June 05, 2020
ACLU sues over police force on protesters near White House
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Trump administration Thursday, alleging officials violated the civil rights of ...
May 31, 2020
AP Interview: Floyd's death opens old wounds for Sefolosha
Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, surrounded by police officers. Such was the scenario ...
May 28, 2020
US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights
Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of ...
May 27, 2020
Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists' lawsuit
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants ...
May 27, 2020
Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban
A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man ...
April 24, 2020
Judge tosses California ammunition purchase law
A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a ...
April 15, 2020
Federal lawsuit challenges Idaho's transgender sports ban
Two civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new Idaho law banning transgender women from ...
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