Civil Rights

Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, national origin, colour, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability; and individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, assembly and movement.
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  • Racism, American style

    … Crow laws and the perpetuation of a malicious stigma against black Americans for no reason other than the color of their skin. In negotiations at the Versailles Conference following WWI, Woodrow Wilson rejected efforts by Japan to include a clause declaring all races equal, fearing political retaliation by Southern congressional leaders were he…

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  • The Changing Landscape of Immigration Enforcement

    … or identity theft. Assuming a false identity or “aggravated identity fraud” will carry a two-year mandatory minimum sentence. Sessions said prosecutors should also prioritize fraudulent or “green card” marriages. Prosecutors are also required to pursue felony charges against anyone “transporting or harboring three or more aliens,” Sessions said. “We…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 8 readers -
  • Make It What Again?

    … We were born during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. There are some vague memories of the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. We became much more politically astute during the years of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, with Watergate, civil rights marches, riots, and of course, the Vietnam war. There are remembrances of Jimmy Carter’s…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Adjudication Withheld | Collateral Consequences

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Adjudication Withheld Florida Statute 948.01 gives the trial court discretion to “withhold adjudication” after imposition of a sentence of probation in felony cases. You are supposedly spared the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction if adjudication is withheld. There are several…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 41 readers -
  • Annual MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival May 6 – 7, 2016

    … When: Fri. 5 pm – 10:30, Sat. 9:00 am – 10:30 pm Where: 201 S. Third Street, Leesville, LA Held in the Downtown Leesville Historic District. Free state and regional musical entertainment, arts & crafts and food booths. An annual live music festival held in historic downtown Leesville. Enjoy live music on the streets as you browse the home…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 40 readers -
  • Franklin Parish Catfish Festival, Apr 9, 2016

    … Franklin Parish Catfish Festival, Apr 9, 2016 Filed under: Personal Injury Source: 30th Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival set for Saturday, April 9, in Winnsboro Diamond Rio will perform at this year’s 30th annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival! The Grammy-winning country group will play at 3…

    The Law Offices of L. Clayton Bugress- 34 readers -
  • Iberia Parish Sheriff Gerald Ackal charged in inmate assault

    …. Lieutenant Colonel Savoy is charged with one count of conspiracy against rights and one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each of the civil rights violations, as well as a potential $250,000 fine for each count. The post Iberia Parish Sheriff Gerald Ackal charged in inmate assault appeared first on Houma Personal Injury Attorney | The Law Offices of L. Clayton Bugress. …

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 18 readers -
  • Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade

    … the historic district and Front Street amidst 1000s of voices yelling “Throw me something mister”. Krewe of Dionysus Parade Route The parade will begin on Highway 1/South Drive (across from Maggio’s Package Liquor), travel North to Keyser Avenue, turn left, cross the bridge over Cane River Lake and take a right onto Jefferson Street, continue…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 35 readers -
  • Taste of Mardi Gras

    …Friday February 5, 2016 Taste of Mardi Gras Riverfront Convention Center VIP seating at 6:00 pm general admission at 7:00 pm Tickets are on sale and can be purchased in advance at $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years and younger. They can be purchased at the following locations in Alexandria: – Atwoods Bakery – Critics Choice (both…

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