Amy Coney Barrett: Disaster for the constitutional separation between state and church - Freedom From Religion Foundation. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court initiates the final stage of a Christian Nationalist takeover of the high court.
If Barrett is confirmed, the Supreme Court will have a supermajority committed to undoing so many of our hard-won rights. When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.
Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On the last Tuesday of July, Tres Biggs stepped into the courthouse in Coffeyville, Kansas, for medical debt collection day, a monthly ritual in this quiet city of 9,000, just over the Oklahoma border. He was one of 90 people who had been summoned, sued by the local hospital, or doctors, or an ambulance service over unpaid bills. Some wore eye patches and bandages; others limped to their seats by the wood-paneled walls. Sad reality : awfuleverything. Face-Covering Requirements and the Constitution. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public settings such as grocery stores where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Medical experts say that “Apart from avoiding crowded indoor spaces, the most effective thing people can do is wear masks.” Some state and local governments mandate the use of face masks or coverings in specific settings, typically in retail establishments and on public transportation. As face-covering requirements multiply around the country, lawsuits challenging them follow. In a public health emergency, can state or local governments require the general public to wear face coverings?
The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink. The concept of discrimination, properly understood, simply doesn’t fit this case.
California is not subjecting things that are alike to treatment that’s different. How a ‘constitutionalist’ Oregon sheriff rules his rural county like a personal fiefdom. Trump PR Stunt Falls Flat, as White House Video Exposes His Failure to Prepare for Pandemic : politics. Court Ruling Shows How FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that the FBI may have violated the rights of potentially millions of Americans — including its own agents and informants — by improperly searching through information obtained by the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program.
U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, who serves in the District of Columbia and the FISA court, made his sweeping and condemnatory assessment in October 2018 in a 138-page ruling, which was declassified by the U.S. government this week. “These opinions reveal devastating problems with the FBI’s backdoor searches, which often resembled fishing expeditions through Americans’ personal emails and online messages.” “These opinions reveal devastating problems with the FBI’s backdoor searches, which often resembled fishing expeditions through Americans’ personal emails and online messages,” said Patrick Toomey, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project.
Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019. By Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner March 24, 2020Press release Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial?
And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The various government agencies involved in the justice system collect a lot of critical data, but it is not designed to help policymakers or the public understand what’s going on. Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act. NBER Working Paper No. 6670Issued in July 1998NBER Program(s): LS The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to accommodate disabled workers and outlaws discrimination against the disabled in hiring, firing, and pay.
Although the ADA was meant to increase employment of the disabled, it also increases costs for employers. The net theoretical impact turns on which provisions of the ADA are most important and how responsive firm entry and exit is to profits. Empirical results using the CPS suggest that the ADA had a negative effect on the employment of disabled men of all working ages and disabled women under age 40. It’s Not Just the Drug War. Untitled. Photo by Bruce Marlin In 1992, an elderly woman in New Mexico bought coffee at a McDonald's drive through, spilled it on herself, and successfully sued for nearly $3 million. This story is the poster child for the absurdity of the American legal system. Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People.
Discrimination in School Laws. Legal Topics > Government > Agencies and Administration > Education and Schools Authored by Matthew Izzi, LegalMatch Legal Writer and Attorney at Law Locate a Local Government Lawyer What Laws Govern Discrimination in a School Setting?
Discrimination in a school setting is prohibited by a variety of federal laws. Bullying Lawsuit. Uk.businessinsider. Religious Accommodation: Do we have to allow employees to proselytize or use religious expressions/greetings? According to the EEOC, an employer should try not to suppress all religious expression in the workplace.
Title VII requires that employers accommodate an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs, including engaging in religious expression in the workplace, to the extent that they can do so without undue hardship on the operation of the business. In determining whether permitting an employee to proselytize or engage in other forms of religiously oriented expression in the workplace would pose an undue hardship, relevant considerations may include the effect such expression has on co-workers, customers or business operations. Religious expression directed toward co-workers might constitute harassment in some situations—for example, when it is facially abusive (e.g., demeans people of other religions), or when, even if not abusive, it persists even though the co-workers to whom it is directed have made clear that such religious expression is unwelcome. Express Requests. Religion.pdf. Significant EEOC Race/Color Cases. EEOC Guidance for Criminal Records Hotly Debated but Remains Key Concern for Employers in 2015 - ESR News Blog.
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) On April 25, 2012, the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This EEOC Guidance is having a profound impact on how employers in America hire. EEOC Files Suit Against Two Employers for Use of Criminal Background Checks. BMW Fired and Denied Hire to Class of Employees Who Worked Successfully for Years; Dollar General Disproportionately Excluded African Americans From Hire WASHINGTON - A BMW manufacturing facility in South Carolina, and the largest small-box discount retailer in the United States violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by implementing and utilizing a criminal background policy that resulted in employees being fired and others being screened out for employment, the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in two lawsuits filed today. The EEOC's Charlotte district office filed suit in U.S. District Court of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division against BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, and a separate suit was filed in Chicago against Dolgencorp, doing business as Dollar General. Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII. SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Enforcement Guidance is to consolidate and update the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance documents regarding the use of arrest or conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. Most Americans Support College Affirmative Action, Pew Research Finds. A wide majority of Americans support affirmative action programs on college campuses, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The survey, conducted in February and March of this year, found 63 percent of Americans described affirmative action programs designed to increase the number of black and minority students on college campuses as a "good thing," while just 30 percent of respondents described the program as a "bad thing.
" While a majority of Americans agree on the issue, there are divides along both partisan and racial lines. Eighty-four percent of blacks and 80 percent of Hispanics believe affirmative action is a good thing, while only 55 percent of whites feel the same. Majorities of Democrats and independents -- 78 percent and 62 percent, respectively -- also support the programs, while half of Republicans oppose them. Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action. Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case. St. Landry Crime Stoppers looking for thief who broke into Stelly's Supermarket.
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Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. State_nondiscrimination.pdf. In California, Uber driver is employee, not contractor: agency. Accidents Of History Created U.S. Health System. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. What is Discrimination? - FindLaw. Currentissues.pdf. Silicon's Valley's Brutal Ageism. Sexual Harassment Training: Ellison v. Brady and the "Reasonable Woman" 924 F2d 872 Ellison v. F Brady. 924 F.2d 872. Sexual Harassment Charges. Charge Statistics. Man Alleging Prison Labor Violated Anti-Slavery Amendment to Get Day in Court. Disregard Diversity at Your Financial Peril: Diversity as a Financial Competitive Advantage.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE CONSTITUTION. Duane Smith Associate Director Center for Civic Education. American Environmental Justice Movement. Untitled. DotNextLaunch. Congress tried to fix immigration back in 1986. Why did it fail? Independent Contractor Enforcement. Laws Enforced by EEOC. HERAWI v. STATE OF ALABAMA DEPT. OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. Herawi v. State of Ala. Dept. of Forensic Sciences, 330 F. Supp. 2d 1305 (M.D. Ala. 2004) Disparate Treatment Discrimination. Proving Disparate Treatment. Statistical Discrimination. Getting Hired With an Arrest or Conviction Record. A Criminal Record May No Longer Be A Stumbling Block To Employment In Some Places. Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life. In Search of a Job: Criminal Records as Barriers to Employment.
Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? One In Nine U.S. Prisoners Are Serving Life Sentences, Report Finds. Over 3,200 US prisoners serving life sentences for non-violent offenses including shoplifting – report. Recidivism. When Humans Lose Control of Government. How Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act is Affecting State Laws. How many Laws are there on the books in the USA? The Many Failed Efforts to Count Nation's Federal Criminal Laws. Legislation & Records Home. Employees.