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Appellate Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act May Overturn the Historic Law Precedent

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice An appellate court decision essentially rejects one of the nation’s landmark civil rights laws A recent U.S. appellate court ruling has caused a stir, potentially leading to overturning Supreme Court precedent with respect to the Voting Rights Act. The decision out of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [...]

2023-11-30T11:56:34-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Appellate Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act May Overturn the Historic Law Precedent

Former Baylor Student’s Title IX Lawsuit Results in Finding of Negligence and $270,000 Jury Award Against the University

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice  In October 2023, a federal court jury found that Baylor University was negligent in its handling of a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former student. The female student was awarded $270,000 after alleging she was physically abused by a football player in 2014.  Almost 10 years [...]

2023-11-08T16:36:36-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Former Baylor Student’s Title IX Lawsuit Results in Finding of Negligence and $270,000 Jury Award Against the University

Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice  Pregnancy Justice has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama jail alleging mistreatment of a pregnant detainee which put mother and baby at serious risk. The advocacy group further exposes years of neglect and civil rights violations at the facility. In a new civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy [...]

2023-11-06T08:52:23-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

Guidance Released on Heels of SCOTUS Students for Fair Admissions Decision

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice The Biden Administration released guidance in response to the Supreme Court's June 2023 decision on race-conscious university admissions processes, advising higher education institutions to sustain diversity initiatives within legal boundaries. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil [...]

2023-09-29T07:50:14-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Guidance Released on Heels of SCOTUS Students for Fair Admissions Decision

Immigrants Sexually Abused at Georgia Detention Center and Other ICE Facilities Nationwide

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Shedding light on alleged sexual abuse of ICE immigrant detainees at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia as well as ICE facilities nationwide For years, patterns of sexual abuse have plagued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities nationwide. Recently, the civil rights attorneys at G&E, with [...]

2024-01-24T12:49:48-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Immigrants Sexually Abused at Georgia Detention Center and Other ICE Facilities Nationwide