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Gloucester County School Board v. G.G, By His Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/16-273.htm

Docket for the case involving a transgender youth from Virginia. Includes 3/6/17 decision of Supreme Court to remand the case to the lower court, following issuance of new guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice. At issue is whether federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in education also cover issues of gender identity.  From the Supreme Court

 

Pena-Rodriquez v. Colorado

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-606

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a defendant charged with sexual misdemeanors when it was learned a juror had uttered racially-biased anti-Hispanic comments in the jury room.  The case pitted concerns about racial bias against the premise that jury deliberations should be confidential.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/essential.pdf

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000860

Special site created with links to daily developments in the judicial case involving the declared travel ban on immigrants from seven nations imposed by President Trump.  From the U.S. Court for the Ninth Circuit

 

Executive Authority to Exclude Aliens: In Brief

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44743.pdf

Analyzes existing constitutional and statutory language relating to whether and to what extent a U.S. president can unilaterally exclude aliens, individually or as a class, from entering the U.S.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/

Describes new requirements for respecting privacy of Americans and offers links to relevant documents relating to privacy, civil liberties, and the CIA’s Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925056/download

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department

 

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