Tag: Justice-department

Republicans Freak Out Over Transgender Guidance

Before the ink was dry on a directive by the Obama administration sent Friday instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, political and religious leaders across the country were calling on everything from defying the directive to violently confronting LGBT supporters….

North Carolina, DOJ Trade Lawsuits Over 'Bathroom Law'

(UPDATE: Monday, May 9, 3:53 p.m.) The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina hours after Gov. Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the DOJ. The DOJ’s lawsuit states that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” House Bill 2, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…

Greyhound Admits Cheating People with Disabilities

By Frank Kineavy Greyhound Bus In response to a Justice Department complaint placed in mid-February, Greyhound Lines Inc., a bus transportation company serving over 3,800 destinations in North America, will reimburse passengers with disabilities on top of paying fines for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agreement…

New Ferguson Judge Orders 'Sweeping Changes'

The new judge in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday ordered “sweeping changes” to the city’s much-criticized court system, including the withdrawal of all arrest warrants issued prior to 2015 and the reinstatement of driver’s licenses that were suspended solely for failing to appear in court or pay a fine. The announcement…

Abercrombie Agrees To Pay for Immigration-Related Discrimination

Following a Supreme Court decision earlier this month that Abercrombie & Fitchmay have discriminatedagainst a Muslim job applicant because she wore head scarf, the retailer on Thursday reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department to settle a separate discrimination charge. According to a Justice Department statement,the agency said the…

FBI Vastly Undercounts Police-Related Killings

By Michael Nam Gil C / Shutterstock.com Recent independent data from The Guardian showed that Black Americans were twice as likely to be killed by police than white Americans despite a major difference in population sizes. The Guardian’s ongoing effort to count this year’s police-related deaths and a report from…

VIDEO: DOJ to Investigate Baltimore Police for Civil Rights Violations

By Michael Nam After Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested that the Justice Department fully investigate the Baltimore Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that federal investigators are conducting a civil rights probe into the city’s police practices. The investigation is to run concurrently with criminal investigations at both the…