Civitas Review

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    Court Dismisses DOJ Suit Against Alamance Sheriff

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Immigration, Public Safety By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    In 2012, the Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against the Alamance County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), alleging that the department and its Sheriff, Terry S. Johnson, routinely discriminated against Latinos in violation of federal law. It took two years for the case to go to trial. Almost three years after the original filing — and […]

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    Breaking: Eric Holder Sues California Over Discriminatory Law

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Breaking news as reported by the Associated Press: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of California to block the state's recently approved legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016, on the grounds that it disproportionately excludes minorities from the workforce. […]

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    Obama Department of Justice blocks another Voter ID law

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Neal Inman | Tagged , ,

    After halting implementation of South Carolina's voter identification law, the Obama administration has blocked a similar piece of legislation in Texas, POLITICO reports: The Justice Department has rejected Texas's new voter identification law, concluding that its requirements allowing only certain IDs at the polls are likely to discriminate against Latinos. "According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least […]

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