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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XV, Central America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v15

Offers documents on the foreign policy of the Carter Administration, especially focused on the issues of human rights and relations with Nicaragua and El Salvador.  From the State Department

 

Cooper v Harris

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1262

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court that North Carolina used racial factors in an unconstitutional manner in drawing two Congressional districts after the 2010 Census.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Categories: Asian Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Japan

https://www.loc.gov/collections/japanese-american-internment-camp-newspapers/about-this-collection/

A collection of newspapers produced by Japanese-Americans who were relocated to internment camps on the West Coast during World War II.  The issues cover community events, information about the camps and the relocation process, and include editorials.  From the Library of Congress

 

Department of State Release of Documents on Argentina and the Latin American Region, 1977-1980

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/270391.pdf

A set of documents relating to human rights abuses by Argentina’s military dictatorship during 1976-1983.   The documents will also appear in the volume of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. on South America, 1977-1980 to be released in early 2018.  From the State Department

 

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

 

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