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New Bill Passes House Bolstering Civil Rights among Immigrants

In early December 2019, the House of Representatives passed a new bill meant to strengthen the activities of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office within the Homeland Security Department. Under the legislation, civil rights and civil liberties officers would have the ability to access relevant department records and subpoena non-federal entities. The legislation comes after [...]

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What Are Leading Causes of Wrongful Convictions?

Can You Sue for Wrongful Conviction? Being convicted of a crime that you did not commit can destroy your life. Even after exoneration, the effects of wrongful conviction can persist and leave you with no idea about what to do next. What options are available? Can you sue for wrongful conviction? Yes, depending on the facts [...]

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How to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Am I Facing Workplace Sexual Harassment? Workplace sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and has serious and sometimes permanent traumatic and detrimental effects on victims. Victims of sexual harassment may feel forced to take sick leave or even quit their jobs.  If you are a victim of sexual harassment, know that there are federal [...]

2021-01-26T14:26:58-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on How to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

$6,250 Per Year: Maximum Compensation for Inmate Wrongfully Incarcerated for Nearly 3 Decades

In Oklahoma, a man cleared from murder charges who served 28 years behind bars is entitled to just $6,250 for each year that he was wrongfully incarcerated. Oklahoma state law awards a maximum of $175,000 to individuals who are wrongfully convicted and are then exonerated. While thirty-five states, including Oklahoma—and most recently, Indiana and Nevada—have exoneration [...]

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Man Wins Supreme Court Appeal, Overturning Murder Conviction

The Supreme Court recently reversed the 2010 conviction of 49-year old Curtis Flowers, ruling that prosecutors wrongfully excluded African-Americans from the jury during Flowers’ last trial. Flowers was imprisoned for 22 years following his arrest relating to a quadruple murder in 1996. He was tried six times for the crimes. The Court concluded that the white [...]

2020-03-09T09:29:56-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Wrongful Conviction|Comments Off on Man Wins Supreme Court Appeal, Overturning Murder Conviction