Civil rights violations

FILE - In this March 25, 2020 file photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference in Boise, Idaho and issues a statewide stay-at-home order in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, April 15 challenging Idaho's newly-created law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports, the first such law in the nation. Little late last month signed into law the measure that received overwhelming support in the Republican-dominated House and Senate, but no support from Democrats. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
April 15, 2020 - 1:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed the lawsuit contending the law violates...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
March 25, 2020 - 6:36 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports. Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday,...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee wants to offer Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation. The Journal Sentinel reports that the city's Common Council has scheduled a June 10 vote on whether to extend the offer. City attorneys are asking officials to authorize it. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
May 31, 2019 - 5:46 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police officers have testified under oath in a lawsuit from Bucks player Sterling Brown that they violated his civil rights when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation last year, Brown's attorney said Friday. The comments from attorney Mark Thomsen...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, United States' Allie Long (20) blocks Mexico's Renae Cuellar (21) path to the goal during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, in Jacksonville, Fla. Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian have been included on the U.S. national team roster for the Women’s World Cup in France. All three were widely considered on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday, May 2, 2019, by coach Jill Ellis. The United States is the defending champion of soccer’s premier tournament, which starts on June 7. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 07, 2019 - 12:26 am
The U.S. Soccer Federation has formally denied allegations of gender discrimination made by players of the U.S. women's national team. Twenty-eight members of the current women's player pool filed the lawsuit March 8 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the case of Green. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:38 pm
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 argued Wednesday that alibi witnesses and evidence of his innocence weren't given a close enough look during his trial, violating his constitutional rights. A defense attorney for Daniel Green urged a North...
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June 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive...
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FILE - In this 2008 file photo tennis referee Lois Goodman is shown while officiating a CIF tennis tournament, in California. A federal jury in Los Angeles has rejected a lawsuit by Goodman, who claimed a coroner's doctor recklessly classified her husband's death as a homicide, leading investigators to falsely accuse her of murder. (David Crane /Los Angeles Daily News via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by a professional tennis umpire who claimed a coroner's doctor recklessly classified her husband's death as a homicide, leading investigators to falsely accuse her of murder. Jurors found that Lois Goodman's civil rights...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage. Louisiana College president Rick Brewer said in a statement released by the school that...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses a Louisiana college and its president of discriminating against an applicant for a football coaching job (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana says there is no truth to a lawsuit's claims that...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments...
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