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The Voters Right Act Addresses Discrimination in Voting Laws
The Voting Rights Act (VRA) enforces the Fifteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. President Lyndon Johnson signed it into existence in 1965. Although the original Fifteenth Amendment allowed freed slaves to vote, many Southern states immediately adopted rules and laws to make this difficult. Over ... Read more

Voting Rights: Language Requirements
The United States is a melting pot, rich in many cultures. Historically, this has prevented some citizens from voting. When they don't understand the language of the majority, they can't fully understand the voting process. They can't read ballots. They can't easily communicate a need for help. Over ... Read more

Voting Rights: Proof of Identity
Technically speaking, the right to vote is not a civil right. The U.S. Constitution does not specifically give citizens the right to go to the polls and elect their leaders. The U.S. Constitution mentions voting to the extent that it prohibits the denial of voting rights to certain classes, such as women ... Read more

Voter Photo ID Laws
Critics of state voter identification laws see them as an intentional tactic to disenfranchise young, elderly, minority and poor voters. On the contrary, supporters say that the laws are needed to combat voter fraud. ... Read more

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You must prove that the mistake was intentional. The State is given a 'good faith exception' which provides that a good faith mistake is allowed. Ed Dimon 732-797-1600

In Tennessee, the tort of defamation encompasses both libel and slander. Libel is the printed word while slander is the speaking of base and defamatory words which tend to prejudice another in hi ...Read more

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Birmingham-based health care firm named in lawsuit over inmate death from alleged starvation

Birmingham-based health care firm named in lawsuit over inmate death from alleged starvation from al.com http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/birmingham-based_company_named.html Simon W. J ... Read more

City of Indianapolis settles wrongful imprisonment lawsuit

City of Indianapolis settles wrongful imprisonment lawsuit from personalinjury.com http://www.personalinjury.com/news/city-indianapolis-settles-wrongful-imprisonment-lawsuit Simon W. Johnson swj@swjla ... Read more

PHILADELPHIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS: TRANSGENDER HIGH SCHOOL RESTROOMS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit handed down a favorable decision Tuesday for a Virginia teenager who has taken the fight against transgender discrimination in his high school to federal ... Read more

Court: Police Can’t Taser Subdued Arrestee

Police cannot continue to Taser subdued suspect; decision will impact law in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  Learn more at Bryan & Terrill here.  

No Trespassing sign won’t keep police off your yard. Will a moat?

A new decision from the Tenth Circuit discusses the effectiveness of No Trespassing signs in keeping the police off your yard.    Learn more at Bryan & Terrill Law here. 

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