Constitution & Civil Rights Law

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It defines and creates the powers of federal and state government, the executive, legislative and judiciary branches and also includes Amendments such as the Bill of Rights. Civil Rights Law is Constitutional Law legislated in 1964 that prohibits discrimination based upon race, gender, religion, national origin. It ended segregation, provided equal rights to women and people of color and established fair employment practices.

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Donald Trump's questioning the impartiality of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel due to his Hispanic heritage has drawn harsh criticism and rebuke from the legal community. Curiel is currently presiding over the fraud lawsuit involving Trump University, which ceased operations in 2010. Trump...
Michael Wechsler
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit after the State of North Carolina filed one earlier concerning the constitutionality of HB 2, informally known as the LGBT bathroom law. The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (Session Law 2016-3 House Bill 2) requires that people use...
Michael Wechsler
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A 25 year old man was arrested for indecent exposure during May 2014 as a result of his playing violin completely naked in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. He was allegedly told several times that the exposure of genitals in public would be a violation of a...
Michael Wechsler
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Did an eyewitness describe Michael Brown running towards an armed police officer in the background audio of a YouTube video purportedly at the scene? After artificially enhancing the speaker, that seems to be his account of the facts surrounding the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson...
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