Civil rights violations

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes speaks to members of the media after a hand recount, in Lauderhill, Fla. A Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that former governor and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated Snipe's constitutional rights when he suspended and "vilified" her without first allowing her to make her own case. Snipes came under fire during the contentious recount that followed the 2018 elections. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 10, 2019 - 12:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated a former state election official's constitutional rights when he suspended and "vilified" her without first allowing her to make her own case, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation, finding the law violated the constitutional right to free speech. U.S. District Court Judge James Gritzner sided...
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December 10, 2018 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a Mississippi county's appeal in the case of a woman who was jailed for more than three months without seeing a judge. The court's order on Monday leaves in place a federal judge's ruling that Choctaw County and its sheriff are liable for violating...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania's counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:12 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, asks the court to confirm the constitutional right...
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This photo provided by Louisville Metro Department of Corrections shows Gregory Alan Bush, who was booked early Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, on two counts of murder and 10 counts of felony wanton endangerment, according to Louisville Metro Detention Center records. (Louisville Metro Department of Corrections via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 6:16 pm
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The fatal shooting death of two black grocery patrons by a white gunman is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official said Friday. Federal investigators are examining if there were any violations of federal law, "which includes potential civil rights...
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August 18, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents,...
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