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A Civil Rights Groups Sue to Block Louisiana’s New Congressional Map

A coalition of civil rights groups is suing to block Louisiana’s new congressional map, saying the new boundaries violate the Voting Rights Act. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, say the map dilutes the political power … Continue reading

The Southern Environmental Law Center Sues TVA Over Gas Pipeline Documents

The Southern Environmental Law Center has sued the nation’s largest public utility for failing to disclose full contracts related to proposed natural gas pipelines. The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to shutter its remaining coal-fired power plants and get power from … Continue reading

A Federal Judge Dismisses a Hazing Lawsuit Against a Prep Football Team

Former high school football players and their parents can’t sue an ex-coach and others over claims that young team members were beaten in a hazing ritual, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Terry Moorer dismissed a lawsuit seeking $12 million … Continue reading

Two More Plaintiffs Join the Brian Flores Lawsuit

On February 1, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores sent the NFL reeling with an unprecedented lawsuit alleging racial bias in the hiring, compensation, and retention of Black head coaches. On April 8, two more coaches will give even more fuel … Continue reading

A Former Housekeeper Accuses Brandy of Age Discrimination

Brandy is being sued by her former housekeeper for age discrimination. The housekeeper who says she’s over 60 alleges that she was let go by the singer’s team in February because the “Moesha” star didn’t want an “older housekeeper,” reports TMZ. … Continue reading

A Federal Judge Upholds a $2 Million Police Discrimination Decision

A federal judge has upheld the verdict that awarded a high-ranking Boston police detective $2 million after she accused her former boss of gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation. U.S. District Court Judge Leo Sorokin denied the city’s attempts to appeal the November … Continue reading

Three Muslim Americans File a Lawsuit Over Religious Questioning by Border Officers

Three Muslim Americans filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that U.S. border officers questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights when they returned from international travel. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and Arizona sued Department … Continue reading

An Indiana Man Who Lost an Eye During 2020 Protests Reaches a Settlement

An Indiana man who says he lost an eye after being struck by a tear gas canister police fired during 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd has reached a settlement with the city of Fort Wayne. Balin Brake sued … Continue reading

A Lawsuit Is Filed Against a South Dakota Hotel For Threatening to Ban Native Americans

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside a federal courthouse in a South Dakota city Wednesday to cheer the filing of a federal lawsuit over a hotel owner’s pledge to ban Native Americans from the property. The protesters held a rally and … Continue reading

The House Passes the CROWN Act to Ban Hair Discrimination

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed the CROWN Act to officially put an end to race-based hair discrimination nationwide. The CROWN Act is meant to “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair” and was first … Continue reading