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Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Guidance on Transgender Students

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Trump administration on Wednesday sent a letter to the nation’s schools announcing its rescission of the Obama administration’s federal guidance to protect transgender students.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies, Discrimination, Education, LGBTQ Rights

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Cardin Introduces Bill to End Discriminatory Profiling

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sen. Ben Cardin, D. Md., on Thursday reintroduced legislation – S. 411, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act (ERRPA) – that would prohibit profiling by federal, state, local, and Indian tribal law enforcement authorities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Discrimination, Racial Profiling

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Facebook Finalizes Prohibition of Ethnic Affinity Marketing

Friday, February 10, 2017

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has finalized its prohibition of the use of ethnic affinity marketing that enables ad buyers to exclude racial minorities from ads offering housing, employment, or credit. Facebook will also require advertisers to affirm that they will not engage in discriminatory advertising on its platform.

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Categories: Discrimination, Media & Technology

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Senate Confirms DeVos, Sessions to Lead Important Civil Rights Agencies

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education and on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General – despite overwhelming opposition to each from the civil rights community. They will now both lead federal agencies responsible for enforcing civil rights laws.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies, Education

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Trump Signs Orders to Roll Back Dodd-Frank, Fiduciary Rule

Friday, February 3, 2017

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws.

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Categories: Housing & Lending, Seniors/Social Security

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Judiciary Committee Sends Sessions Nomination to Senate Floor

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved (11-9) the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R. Ala., to be U.S. Attorney General – a nomination that has been opposed by more than 430 national, state, and local civil and human rights organizations.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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President Trump Nominates Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Senate HELP Committee Advances DeVos Nomination

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Yesterday, January 31, the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 12-11 to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be U.S. Secretary of Education to the full Senate for a vote.

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Categories: Education

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President Obama Continues Clemency Push, Commutes Hundreds of Sentences

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Days before he leaves office, President Obama on Tuesday granted 209 commutations and 64 pardons, bringing his total number of clemency recipients to 1,597 – 1,385 commutations and 212 pardons. His volume of commutations is greater than the previous 12 presidents combined.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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Annual FBI Report Indicates Increase in Hate Crimes

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

An annual report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week reveals that reported hate crime incidents increased from 5,479 in 2014 to 5,850 in 2015 – a 7 percent increase.

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Categories: Discrimination, Hate Crimes & LLEHCPA

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