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2021-07-27 12:55:31
by Dan McCue
Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance suggesting long-term COVID-19 could be considered a disability in some cases under federal civil rights laws.  “For our nation, the... Read More

2021-05-19 12:15:00
by Alexa Hornbeck
Expanding Access to Methadone Treatment in Jails and Prisons

The ACLU of Illinois held a media availability this week with Christine Finnigan, who continued to receive her 'medically, necessary... Read More

The ACLU of Illinois held a media availability this week with Christine Finnigan, who continued to receive her 'medically, necessary physician-prescribed methadone treatment' in DuPage County Jail following a lawsuit brought against the DuPage Sheriff's Office by the American Civil... Read More

2020-09-14 21:08:10
by Tom Ramstack
Congressional Resolution Supporting Asians Seeks to Protect Against COVID-19 Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON -- A congressional resolution that started Monday as a condemnation of hate crimes against Asians quickly turned into a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional resolution that started Monday as a condemnation of hate crimes against Asians quickly turned into a dispute over who should be blamed for the devastation caused by coronavirus. Democrats blamed President Donald Trump for mishandling the... Read More

2020-06-15 15:50:14
by Dan McCue
Gay, Transgender Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination Laws, Supreme Court Rules

WASHINGTON - In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects... Read More

WASHINGTON - In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. The 6-3 ruling was considered something of a surprise, given the supposed... Read More

2019-12-20 18:24:20
by Dan McCue
Rice Pushes for Investigation of Alleged Widespread Bias in Long Island's Housing Market

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., is leading a congressional effort to urge the U.S. Justice Department to open an... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., is leading a congressional effort to urge the U.S. Justice Department to open an investigation into potential fair housing violations exposed in a recent report in Newsday, a Long Island newspaper. Using undercover testers... Read More

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