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Second Circuit: Grogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – Civil Rights – State Action – Private Emergency Medical Services   Grogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps 13-656-cv Judges Cabranes, Hall and Chin   Background: The plaintiff appealed from the grant ...

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Holder departure will bring civil rights questions

WASHINGTON — Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared e-tablet, that the nation’s first ...

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Vigilance, work required to break down barriers

Ruth Scott and her husband Bill came to the city five years after the three-day Rochester riots ended, but many of the conditions that sparked the event 50 years ago remained and some argue, still persist today. African-American children continued ...

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Balancing civil rights in wartime

The debate on suspending the writ of habeas corpus during wartime has been going on since President Abraham Lincoln first did it during the beginning of the Civil War. And it will continue, particularly as the United States is engaged ...

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Judge: NYC stop-frisk policy violates rights

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy, and an independent monitor is needed to oversee major changes, a federal judge ruled Monday ...

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COA: Agency can’t probe school civil rights

ALBANY — New York’s top court says the state Division of Human Rights lacks jurisdiction to investigate students’ civil rights complaints against their school districts.   The Court of Appeals is reversing two midlevel courts in complaints against the Ithaca ...

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9th Circuit: ADA doesn’t protect medical pot users

Federal disability discrimination law does not protect medical marijuana users who claimed their civil rights were violated by local municipalities that interfered with the lawful distribution of the drug, the 9th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.   Medical marijuana ...

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Civil Rights: Matusick v. Erie County Water Authority

U.S. District Court, Western District of NY Civil Rights Retaliation — Race of Spouse — Costs and Damages Matusick v. Erie County Water Authority 07-CV-489 Judge Arcara Background: Pending before the court are several post-trial motions that the parties filed ...

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