Civil rights violations

March 15, 2018 - 12:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of supporters of an immigrants-right activist showed up to back her at her first deportation hearing in immigrant court in Seattle. Maru Mora-Villalpando is seeking to have her removal proceedings thrown out by a judge, saying authorities are targeting her for her political...
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March 09, 2018 - 3:43 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white former reserve deputy in Oklahoma (all times local): 2:40 p.m. An Oklahoma county is paying $6 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage. Louisiana College president Rick Brewer said in a statement released by the school that...
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February 13, 2018 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two reporters imprisoned in Myanmar are receiving an award from PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced Tuesday that it was giving the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The two Reuters journalists were detained last December on...
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February 07, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a brother and sister sentenced to life in prison on cyberstalking charges related to the shooting death of the man's ex-wife say the convictions should not stand. Attorneys for David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez on Wednesday told a panel of federal appeals judges in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2009 file photo Miguel Roman, left, arrives at Superior Court in Hartford, Conn., with members of his family. Murder charges against Roman, who served 20 years in prison, were dropped in 2008 after DNA evidence showed that he could not have been the killer of his pregnant girl friend, 17-year-old Carmen Lopez in 1988. The mysterious disappearance of a 30-year-old insurance policy for the city of Hartford is holding up a seven-year-old lawsuit filed by Roman wrongly imprisoned for Lopez's murder. Roman is suing the city for malicious prosecution and violating his civil rights. (AP Photo/Bob Child)
February 03, 2018 - 8:38 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford officials say they cannot find a 30-year-old insurance policy that would play a key role in any damages or settlement the city would have to pay in a lawsuit filed by a man who was wrongly imprisoned for murder for two decades. That prompted a federal magistrate...
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Frederic Durand-Baissas, a 59-year-old Parisian teacher and art lover, poses during an interview in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Durand-Baissas, whose Facebook account was suspended in 2011 after he posted a photo of Gustave Courbet's 1866 painting "The Origin of the World," which depicts female genitalia, is suing the California-based social network Facebook for alleged "censorship". (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
February 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lawyers for Facebook Inc. denied the company engaged in censorship when it shut down the account of a French user after he posted a photograph of a famous 19th century painting of a naked woman's genitals and lower torso. Frederic Durand-Baissas, 59, a primary school teacher in Paris,...
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January 26, 2018 - 5:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security for failing to release information connected to President Donald Trump's now-disbanded voter fraud commission. Voting rights advocates have expressed concern...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, a bonfire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. The Trump administration is throwing its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the allegations by the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation would violate the First Amendment if proven true. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 25, 2018 - 9:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday threw its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The allegations raised by the Berkeley College...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. The former Milwaukee Sheriff’s run-in with a man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed for trial in federal court Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh File)
January 21, 2018 - 11:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial. Daniel Black sued the sheriff for having deputies detain him and question him at Milwaukee's airport, but Clarke's taunting social...
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