civil rights

Federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 09, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Jurors in the hate trial of he former Bordentown police chief have reached a guilty verdict on lying to the FBI a charge that could carry a jail term of up to five years when sentencing takes place.
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U.S. federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 08, 2019 - 5:59 pm
The federal trial of the former Bordentown police chief continues with jurors announcing they’ve reached a partial verdict in the case, and deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.
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Protestors and supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019 in Washington as the justices hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday morning over whether the Civil Rights Act's prohibition on sex discrimination extends to LGBT people. Arguments were heard for two separate cases — one involving two men fired by employers who learned they were gay and another involving a...
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David Madden
October 03, 2019 - 9:58 am
Jurors in Camden Federal Court are considering the case of Frank Nucera, the former police chief in Bordentown, Burlington County, who is accused of abusing a black man during an arrest, committing civil rights violations and lying to investigators.
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Aimee Stephens walks to her car in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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AP News
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
The Supreme Court will hear Aimee Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. The cases are the first involving LGBT...
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Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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AP News
September 26, 2019 - 7:54 am
The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.
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Camden County police
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Andrew Kramer
September 13, 2019 - 12:11 pm
A federal jury that was deciding whether a Camden cop used excessive force when he punched a gun suspect 12 times in the head will now resume Monday.
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Rebekah Sager
August 26, 2019 - 11:43 am
( KNX ) - In conjunction with Women's Equality Day, Mattel honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a Barbie in her likeness. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, in 1955 Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her stance launched...
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Fraternity members suspended over Emmett Till photo
CNN
July 26, 2019 - 10:11 am
By Nicole Chavez and Jamiel Lynch, CNN (CNN) — Three white University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity after a photo showing them posing with guns in front of a sign memorializing Emmett Till surfaced earlier this week. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division...
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This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
July 02, 2019 - 10:19 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and...
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