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NYC Pregnancy Bias Case Set for More Trial Court LaborBloomberg BNAThe Local Civil Rights Restoration Act also said courts should interpret the HRL “regardless” of how similar federal and state discrimination laws are interpreted. Workers suing under city law need to show their employer acted recklessly or with a ...and more »
Scott, Cabinet delay dozens of voting rights cases after legal setbackTampabay.comDozens of other people who lost the right to vote from long-ago felony convictions remain in limbo because a federal judge has struck down Florida's civil rights restoration process as unconstitutional. After waiting for years for their petitions to be ...and more »

Orlando Weekly
Florida voters will soon have the chance to abolish the state's archaic, unconstitutional civil rights restoration ...Orlando WeeklyA federal judge ruled on Feb. 1 that Florida's system of civil rights restoration is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, in a 43-page order, sharply criticized the unfettered discretion the governor has in the decision-making process ...

Florida Politics (blog)
Cord Byrd bill addresses 'broken system' of civil rights restorationFlorida Politics (blog)A new bill proposed in the Florida House would offer people with “legal disabilities” a road to restoration of civil rights. HB 903, filed by Jacksonville Beach state Rep. Cord Byrd, would offer remedies for those whose civil rights were suspended ...and more »

ColorLines magazine
EXCERPT: Dr. Mary Frances Berry on How History Repeats ItselfColorLines magazineThe victories included enacting the Voting Rights Act Extension of 1982, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Civil Rights Commission reauthorization in 1984. They succeeded, even though until 1986 ...and more »

Miami Herald
Thousands of Florida felons wait decades to regain the right to voteMiami HeraldWith its intrusiveness, the civil rights restoration process forces Scott to deal with constituents in a unique way. But he often shows a softer, more human side as he intently poses personal questions. “Do you still drink?” Scott asks. “Do you use ...and more »

Voting Rights Activists Push For Civil Rights RestorationWFSUWith the primary election fast approaching voting rights activists are raising awareness about men and women who won't be able to participate. They're pushing to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time. Listen. Listening... /. 0:51 ...and more »

Washington City Paper
Council Poised to Revamp 40-year-old Intellectual Disability LawWashington City PaperNew legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected ...

People's World
National Lawyers Guild supports fight of DC disabled to defend rightsPeople's WorldBowser's bill, which she cynically labels as the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2017,” does not in fact seek to abolish the system of involuntary commitment of the disabled as city wards. The bill retains the ...and more »

Gun rights restoration is debatedCoalfield.com25 court motion, Kennedy asserted that the August 2017 decision in Pleasant vs. Commonwealth, a gun rights case elsewhere in Virginia, found that McAuliffe's executive order to restore civil rights was valid on its face with regard to restoring gun ...

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