By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – A defendant in the federal lawsuit alleging a Democrat prosecutor, his assistants and others violated the civil rights of a conservative activist says he “is not responsible.” Dean Nickel, a shadowy contract investigator for the state Government Accountability Board, made the claim in a legal response...
In Oregon recently, a business was found to have violated the civil rights of a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. And last month, everyone was up in arms over an Arizona bill that would have made such a thing legal in that state. In light...
Just when you think you've seen everything, something comes along that knocks you off your feet. Just a week after charter school queen Eva Moskowitz invaded the capital -- flanked by thousands of parents, children and teachers she practically...Show More Summary
Let us consider the question of religious freedom, since it is such a timely and relevant topic these days. I'm a big believer in the Constitution's First Amendment and am very much in favor of the general concept of religious civil liberty for every American citizen. Show More Summary
CPJ joined 26 other human rights and civil society groups on Wednesday in an open letter calling on the member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. The public letter also urged...
In an interview with the Daily Beast, living legend and Oscar-winner Robert Duvall blasted the Civil Rights film "The Butler" as "very inaccurate." The 83 year-old star added, "JFK had one of the worst Civil Rights voting records," and...Show More Summary
Support Resolution to Renew the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. March 12, 2014 To: Member States of the Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, are writing to urge your government to support the resolution to renew the mandate of [...]
Five days after the assassination of President Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson went before a joint session of Congress and to the surprise of almost everyone proclaimed that his first priority would be passage of a civil rights bill. All the...Show More Summary
NOTE: Today and tomorrow the United Nations Human Rights Committee will review the United States’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. To assist in the review of U.S. compliance with the covenant’s...Show More Summary
In a videotaped interview arranged by his attorneys to showcase “who I really am,” George Zimmerman declares he’d like to become a civil rights attorney. One of Zimmerman’s divorce attorneys, Howard Iken, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the divorce process involves “moving on and having a new life,” and that the video’s release […]
Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida have filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eight same-sex couples and SAVE, an LGBT rights organization based in South Florida, challenging the state’s...Show More Summary
ANALYSISCNN SHOULD BE CREDITED - It is giving voice to important issues within Chicago without "attacking" the (Progressive) Establishment - thus generating defensivenessCNN SHOULD BE CONDEMNED - As IT KNOWS WHO HAS COLLECTED THE VALUABLES...Show More Summary
By Nina Martin, ProPublica The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become “the most important civil rights issue of this time.”
Part 31 of 31 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The state investigator involved in a Democratic District Attorney’s secret probe into Wisconsin conservative groups asks a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit – by making an unusual appeal to states’ rights. Responding Wednesday to a...
George Zimmerman has been spending his life walking around wearing a bulletproof vest, signing autographs, and dreaming of becoming a civil rights or defense attorney. Last year, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges for shooting teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, citing self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Show More Summary
Sarah Silverman and friends have a great idea on how the NRA can be more Civil Rights and stuff. Open thread below....
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Georgia Senate voted Wednesday to allow the first monument to the late civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. on the state Capitol grounds.
Our work at the Digital Civil Society Lab is about figuring out the norms and rules for a thriving civil society in the digital age. This livestreamed discussion from the New America Foundation and The Leadership Conference on CivilShow More Summary
The debate surrounding same-sex marriage has a nationally divisive issue for a long time, heightening bipartisan tensions as many states battled over recognition of LGBT civil rights. In early March, a federal judge in Texas startled the rest of the nation by striking down a ban on same-sex marriage in this traditionally red state. Show More Summary
Batul Moradi is a documentary filmmaker and writer. She came into the spotlight of human rights and civil society in Afghanistan by being the first woman to successfully challenge a baseless allegation of adultery made against her by...Show More Summary