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Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In ... [Published - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 14 reports

Rand Paul So Tired Of Mean Liberals Making Him Explain Why The Civil Rights Act Sucked

Yesterday, while talking to Ari Melber in the filthy liberal demagogue echo chamber of MSNBC, Senator Rand Paul went into the defensive, whiny-ass titty-baby mode he always goes into when anyone calls him out for saying something stupid (somewhere ... [Published Wonkette - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

In the Loop: AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

With the near-certainty that Debo Adegbile, the administration's nominee to head Justice's civil rights division, is not going to get confirmed any time soon (if ever), Attorney General Eric Holder named deputy chief of staff Molly Moran on Thursday morning ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Obama administration expands push against voter laws

The Obama administration is expanding its push to stop what it calls "restrictive state laws" over the ability of voters to cast ballots.The Justice Department said it was filing legal briefs in support of separate, private lawsuits against Wisconsin ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 30 2014]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Senior cop ignorant about the law when she issued warning against gatherings, say lawyers

Civil rights lawyers have lambasted police for issuing a veiled threat that action will be taken against anyone for gathering in public places in protest of a Muslim preacher who insulted the Hindu religion. They said assistant chief of the Inspector-General ... [Published The Malaysian Insider :: Malaysia - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Metro Sued over Background Check Policy

Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background ... [Published Washington Informer - 17 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Investigation of sexual violence complaints at UMass Dartmouth - 11:21 pm

DARTMOUTH — Officials at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth said they are fully cooperating with a U.S. Department of Education probe into UMD's recent handling of reported on-campus sexual violence.Several weeks ago, UMass Dartmouth became one ... [Published South Coast Today - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Making workers’ rights a civil right

A half-century ago, labor leaders sought common cause with civil rights groups in passing legislation to outlaw employment discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, religion and national origin. Most famously in that effort, the trade union and ... [Published The Hill - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Bill to cap housing discrimination penalties won't jeopardize federal funding, senator says

COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio lawmaker disputes criticism that his legislation to restrict landlords' penalties in discrimination cases would cost the state more than $1 million per year in federal civil-rights funding.However, Sen. Bill Seitz , a Cincinnati ... [Published - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Civil rights attorney John Burris asks DOJ to probe four fatal shootings by Salinas police

SAN FRANCISCO - Civil rights attorney John Burris announced in San Francisco today that he has asked a special unit of the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the fatal shootings of four Hispanic men by Salinas police since March."Something is going ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History the Left Loves to Ignore

The Right OpinionEditor’s Note: Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union.You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the ... [Published The Patriot Post - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports


By Bagenstos, Samuel R Proquest LLCThere seems to be a broad consensus that Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits race discrimination in places of public accommodation, was a remarkable success. But the consensus is illusory. Laws ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 29 2014]


"If you decide that some type of confinement is warranted as part of Russell's sentence, this arrangement would allow Russell to remain a productive member of society while fulfilling his required punishment on house arrest or probation" wrote Andrew White, the company's president, pleading with U S District Judge James Cohn to keep Adler out of prison
...  A reporter said:  "You mentioned in your opening remarks, madam, that the leadership," meaning the Republican leadership, "should take impeachment off the table, but aren't the Democrats guilty of the same base rallying politics that you're accusing Republicans of doing?"
The Justice Department, in a press release, says the suit is part of its efforts to eliminate "artificial barriers that keep qualified women out of public safety work In its brief, the agency says that from 2009 to 2012 about 98 percent of men passed the current test, while only 72 percent of women did. From 2003 to 2008, under a previous test that the DOJ says was also discriminatory, about 71 percent of women passed, compared with 94 percent of men. Right now about 1 in 20 Pennsylvania state troopers is a woman."
"If one looks at the history books and looks at the fear that people felt in terms of being subjected to lynchings 100 years ago and look at the fear that many young people feel today in terms of being subjected to racialized violence, I think there's a rough analogy there" said Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO

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CHP beating victim amends lawsuit [Published Wave Newspapers - 54 mins ago]
Safe Workplaces Executive Order Draws Criticism [Published Occupational Health & Safety - 55 mins ago]
Life Itself: A Powerful Obituary to Roger Ebert [Published University of Western Ontario Gazette - 58 mins ago]
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Black Cuban Dissident Slams Congressional Black... [Published Breitbart Feed - 1 hour ago]
Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, the head of Cuba’s Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement aimed at organizing black Cubans against the communist regime of Raúl Castro, had a pointed message for the Congressional Black Caucus during a talk in Washington, D.C., ...
How do you write a biography about collaboration? [Published ...My heart's in Accra - 2 hours ago]
A friend recently posted a video on Facebook, a 1997 news story from ABC’s Nightline about Tripod , the social media company I helped build in Williamstown MA from 1994-1999. The video sparked a wave of reactions in me: nostalgia for those past days, ...
Rand Paul So Tired Of Mean Liberals Making Him ... [Published Wonkette - 2 hours ago]
Yesterday, while talking to Ari Melber in the filthy liberal demagogue echo chamber of MSNBC, Senator Rand Paul went into the defensive, whiny-ass titty-baby mode he always goes into when anyone calls him out for saying something stupid (somewhere ...
The Battle For A Family-Friendly Workplace, As ... [Published Think Progress - 4 hours ago]
At the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families in June, President Obama took the podium to raucous applause, which only got louder during his speech. “Many women can’t even get a paid day off to give birth,” he declared. “That’s a pretty low ...
Eric Cantor Doesn't Mention Amnesty, Guest-Work... [Published Breitbart Feed - 4 hours ago]
On Thursday, his last day as House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) did not mention amnesty or work visas during his farewell speech on the House floor.  Shockingly, Cantor lost a June 10 primary to Dave Brat  largely because of his views ...
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