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Civil Rights

California Senate passes bill prohibiting ‘forced outing’ of students

The legislation now heads to a final vote in the Assembly, where it will proceed to the governor's desk if passed.

In class action, Apple employees say tech giant pays women less for same work

Two female employees at Apple offices in California say the company not only systematically pays women less than men but also rewards men for qualities for which women are penalized.

No immunity for sheriff

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Louisiana sheriff did not win immunity against the negligent hiring and supervision claims he’s facing after a male deputy was criminally charged with raping a female pretrial detainee he was guarding at a hospital in 2019. The woman died, but her mother sues because the guard’s presence violated the sheriff’s written policy against having a male deputy guarding a female inmate without another male deputy present, if no female deputy is available. Due to this, and the guard’s history of drug abuse and psychological treatment, the sheriff may be liable.

North Carolina voters claim redrawn maps deny them fair elections

North Carolina lawmakers are attempting to throw out a lawsuit that claims they violated voters’ right to "fair" elections by redrawing election maps.

DOJ: Phoenix police used excessive deadly force, violated civil rights

The city says it needs “several weeks” to craft a response to the Department of Justice’s findings that the city discriminates on the basis of race and against those who are homeless and mentally ill.

Pennsylvania’s underfunding of public defenders unconstitutional, ACLU says in suit

The state's failure to fund indigent defense makes it impossible to provide Pennsylvanians with due process and equal protection, the ACLU claims.