The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Civil Rights Monitor
The CIVIL RIGHTS MONITOR is a quarterly publication that reports on civil rights issues pending before the three branches of government. The Monitor also provides a historical context within which to assess current civil rights issues. Back issues of the Monitor are available through this site. Browse or search the archives
IN THIS MONITOR,
we provide summaries of a number of decisions handed down by the Supreme Court during the October 2002 term, which ended on October 5, 2003. The decisions covered a wide range of civil rights issues and related issues, from affirmative action, to the rights of gays and lesbians to equal treatment under the law, to bans on cross burning.
In the CourtsSupreme Court Addresses Redistricting Issues
On March 31, 2003, the Supreme Court upheld the power of federal courts to step in and draw voting district boundaries in cases where the legislative and the state judicial process have failed to do so. Beyond this, the nine justices were not able to come to agreement about the specifics of a proper remedy in this situation under the Voting Rights Act.
Supreme Court Issues Split Opinion on Fifth Amendment Protections
Supreme Court Sets Back Immigrant and Human Rights, Rules that Congress May Order Detention of Noncitizens Without Bond
Supreme Court Addresses Affirmative Action in Higher Education
Supreme Court Rules that State Employees are Covered by Family and Medical Leave Act
Supreme Court Holds that Native American Tribes are not "Persons" Eligible to Bring §1983 Suits
Supreme Court Vindicates Rights of Gays and Lesbians to Equal Treatment under the Law
Supreme Court Clarifies Habeas Corpus Rules
Supreme Court Renders Mixed Outcome Regarding Government Liability for Breach of Trust in its Management of Resources Belonging to Native Americans
Supreme Court Upholds Cross Burning Ban