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NYPD Allegedly Destroyed Evidence in Civil Rights Lawsuit

22 minutes agoNews : Vice News

VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here. According to new documents, the NYPD and its attorneys allegedly destroyed evidence pertaining to 850,000 criminal court summonses that were issued by officers without probable cause, The NY Daily News reports. Show More Summary

NYPD Faces Allegations that Police Destroyed Evidence in Civil Rights Lawsuit

47 minutes agoNews : Vice News

According to new documents, the NYPD and its attorneys allegedly destroyed evidence pertaining to 850,000 criminal court summonses that were issued by officers without probable cause, The NY Daily News reports. Summons court is a cog in New York's judicial system. Show More Summary

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On July 17, in New York, there will be a concert entitled “The Dream Unfinished: A Symphonic Benefit for Civil Rights"—a musical response to unabated police violence against people of color. The program will consist of works of William Grant...

Never-Before-Seen Photos Bring The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement To Life

"W hat happened in the Misisssippi Delta was profoundly significant because it was a view of human potential that people still don't see when they see the civil rights movement," Mary Elizabeth King explains in her video on Kickstarter. Show More Summary

Never-Before-Seen Photos Bring The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement To Life

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

"W hat happened in the Misisssippi Delta was profoundly significant because it was a view of human potential that people still don't see when they see the civil rights movement," Mary Elizabeth King explains in her video on Kickstarter. Show More Summary

Nina Simone's Uncompromising, Fearless Wardrobe

17 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

There’s a moment in Liz Garbus’ excellent new Netflix Documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone, that perfectly captures the boldness and modernity of the iconic  jazz singer and civil rights activist. “I want to be a rich Black bitch,” Nina Simone declares, while the camera pans over a photo of  her... More »

Leaders Seek Solutions, Next Steps for Civil Rights Momentum

The best way to channel "black lives matter" energy, many said, is by getting out to vote

Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage: Lynchings

- Bryan Stevenson was driving to a jailhouse meeting in the morning gloom, through stands of loblolly pines and sweet gum trees, when he spotted the mammoth Confederate flag unfurled along Interstate 65, near a town called Clanton.

Guess Who’s Next in the “Civil Rights” Parade

If it seems like everybody's civil rights are in danger these days you're not being paranoid. And, you're not reading this story in The Onion.

BBC Upholds Its Right to Describe Conflict in Ukraine as Civil War

The BBC has called its use of the term "civil war" appropriate in relation to the events in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region; this came in response to a related complaint by Ukrainian journalist Olexander Severyn.

Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student's Mental Health Records

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce also names the U.S. Show More Summary

Steven Greenhut on California's Cautious Effort at Marijuana Legalization in 2016

3 days agoNews : Reason

Regardless of one's take on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Friday forbidding states from banning same-sex marriage, it's clear the ruling didn't come in a vacuum. Analysts said the court "created" a new civil right, but public attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent years. Show More Summary

Montana Polygamist Fights To Legitimize His Family — Is Polygamy The Next Civil Rights Issue?

Is polygamy the new same-sex marriage? One polygamist in Montana seems to think it should be. With an argument based in the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to recognize all unions, Nathan Collier marched into his county clerk’s office seeking a marriage license for his second wife. Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Sued for Blocking All Marriages

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses— or any marriage licenses at all —following the US Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk...

USPTO Can Demand Attorney Fee Awards, Even When it Loses the Case

Shammas v. Focarion (Lee) (4th Cir. 2015) [SHAMMAS v FOCARINO] The Patent and Lanham (TM) acts each include a mechanism for filing a civil action when the USPTO refuses to grant/register the applied-for rights.  See 35 U.S.C. 145 and 15 U.S.C. 1071(b) respectively. Both provisions include cost-shifting that forces the applicant to pay the PTO’s expenses of […]

Mike Huckabee: Marriage equality isn't a true civil right. 'What an insult to African-Americans'

Maybe just don't talk for a while, please. Just throwing this out there, but maybe the whitest man alive should not be telling black Americans what things should or should not insult them. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee...Show More Summary

“Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment”

Airing on C-SPAN July 4 at 6 pm: Marking the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, panelists discuss the origins of the 14th amendment and how voting rights have changed over time in America. PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO … Continue readi...

Harlem preacher vows to back the South in new Civil War to ‘rescue’ US from ‘sodomy agenda’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Anti-LGBT pastor David James Manning boasted on Tuesday that the legalization of same-sex marriage would spur a new Civil War — and that he would be on the winning side, Right Wing Watch reported. “The nation must be rescued from the liberal God-haters and Constitution-haters and those...

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