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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

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

KY School District Reaches Settlement with DOJ Concerning Racist, Hostile Environment

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice The Madison County School District in Kentucky recently settled a lawsuit to remedy racism after an investigation by the DOJ found that school administrators failed to respond to reports of hostile racism in the form of racial epithets by a Kentucky high school student and her family, as [...]

2024-01-24T12:49:02-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on KY School District Reaches Settlement with DOJ Concerning Racist, Hostile Environment

California May Soon Be the First State to Ban Caste-Based Discrimination

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice California is coming closer to becoming the first state to ban discrimination based on caste, as a new bill passed the California Senate Judiciary Committee in April 2023. The bill would add caste as a protected category under California’s anti-discrimination laws, aiming to eliminate bias, economic suppression, and [...]

2024-01-24T12:50:03-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on California May Soon Be the First State to Ban Caste-Based Discrimination

AP Course on African American Studies Rejected by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice As Black History Month rolled out, an advanced placement (AP) course on African American studies was rejected by Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis’ administration claimed the course’s content “…is inexplicably contrary to Florida law,” and was an attempt at “indoctrinating” high school students.  The rejection of the AP [...]

2024-01-24T12:50:37-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on AP Course on African American Studies Rejected by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis