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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 have no right to make the  private school take her. It is the schools choice to take her or not.  The school is not denying your daughter an education because you can alwa ...Read more

Under the Fair Debt Collection Act, you need to contact each of the credit reporting agencies and challenge any negative entry on your credit history. You can sue if you want but you have to find an a ...Read more

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Michigan Law Firm Creates Martin Luther King Day Infographic

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., a Michigan-based personal injury law firm, has published the first infographic depicting the historical timeline of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday. Today, m ... Read more

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.  

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