Civil rights violations

FILE- In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. Al-Amin, the militant civil rights leader known in the 1960s as H. Rap Brown who was convicted of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout in March 2000, is challenging his imprisonment, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
May 03, 2019 - 11:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A 1960s black militant-turned-Muslim cleric is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 75, gained prominence in the 1960s as a Black Panthers leader known as H. Rap...
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This 2011 map provided online by the state of Michigan shows Detroit-area congressional districts. Federal judges ruled Thursday, April 25, 2019, that Michigan must redraw gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters. (State of Michigan via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 9:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to guarantee their political dominance over the last decade by unconstitutionally diluting the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) yell during a protest in San Francisco. A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing VMware, a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses the decision that his office will not file charges against the two Sacramento Police officers in last years fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 06, 2019 - 3:18 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra leaves leaves the Calvary Christian Center after meeting with SeQuette Clark, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra is expected later today to announce the results of his criminal investigation into the shooting death of Clark's son, Stephon Clark, by Sacramento police officers last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 05, 2019 - 5:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California attorney general's decision on whether to charge officers who killed an unarmed black man last year (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Federal authorities are opening their own investigation into Sacramento police officers' fatal shooting last year...
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February 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
RICHMOND,Va. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of a gang leader serving life in prison for the botched kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor that ended with her father's abduction. The Fourth Circuit court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Kelvin Melton, who argued that the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas speaks during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington. The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, migrants are escorted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as they are detained after climbing over the border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, to San Ysidro, Calif. Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups said in the suit filed Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that the policy puts asylum seekers in danger and violates U.S. immigration law. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts violates U.S. law by putting the migrants in danger and depriving them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Heidi Lilley stands for a portrait near the spot where she was arrested by the Laconia, N.H. police. On Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, New Hampshire's highest court has upheld the conviction of three women arrested for going topless on a New Hampshire beach. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women's right to free speech. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 6:38 pm
New Hampshire's highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated. In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the...
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February 07, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Georgia has dismissed two defendants from a lawsuit by a former cheerleader who said those men and others violated her constitutional rights because she knelt during the national anthem at a football game. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported a judge has...
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