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Stories with subject: Civil rights violations
  • Russellville man helping plan march from Selma to Washington 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:22 am

    RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama - A march starting in Selma and weaving 860 miles through multiple states before culminating in a rally at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., may sound like something that took place during the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:36 am

    ALBANY, New York - A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning.

  • Deputy who shot boy cleared of civil rights violations 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:32 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities found that no civil rights violations occurred in connection with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy.

  • Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:14 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were convicted Wednesday in federal court in the beating of a bloody, handcuffed jail visitor and an attempt to cover it up.

  • Dispute over information resolved in police assault lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:02 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - The city of Dover and the American Civil Liberties Union have resolved a dispute over information sharing in an ACLU lawsuit stemming from an alleged police assault, an attorney for the city said Wednesday.

  • Federal judge: Western Wisconsin town can ban overpass signs 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 2:34 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A western Wisconsin town can ban signs on an interstate overpass, a federal judge ruled in rejecting tea party claims that the prohibition sparked by the group's demonstrations was unconstitutional.

  • Mitchell, mayor respond to lawsuit in Corn Palace case 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 9:02 am

    MITCHELL, South Dakota - The city of Mitchell and its mayor say there is no basis for a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who was in line last fall to be the next director of the city's Corn Palace tourist attraction.

  • Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 2:46 pm

    NEW YORK - It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated like terrorists, locked up and abused for months at a time.

  • 2 officers charged with abusing prisoner 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:38 pm

    OCALA, Florida - Two corrections officers have been charged with violating the civil rights of an inmate, with prosecutors saying one of the guards punched the inmate in the face and the other made false statements about it.

  • Ex-AIG CEO still wants damages in bailout case, will appeal 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:59 pm

    NEW YORK - The former chairman and CEO of insurer AIG says he still believes he's entitled to damages as a result of the government's 2008 bailout of the company, and will appeal a court's ruling against him.

  • Tiny town of Concord faces lawsuit over traffic stops 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:27 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A tiny Arkansas town is facing a federal civil-rights lawsuit from drivers who say they were pulled over as part of a money making ploy by police.

  • 2 Panhandle prison guards accused of assaulting inmate 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 8:02 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two Florida Panhandle prison guards are facing federal charges after authorities say they assaulted an inmate.

  • Court overturns transfer of transgender teen to prison 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 4:20 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's second-highest court ruled Monday that a transgender girl's due process rights were violated last year when she was transferred from the custody of the state's child welfare agency to a state prison - a detention that sparked an outcry from civil liberties advocates.