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New Liberal Narrative: DeVos Doesn’t Care About Civil Rights in Education

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/18/2017 at 7:30pm
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If you’re wondering why President Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos needs millions of dollars in security, this is one of the reasons. DeVos is trying to make improvements in her department but is being predictably cast as someone who doesn’t care about civil rights.

Erica L. Green writes at the New...

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Appeals Court: Chimpanzees Not People, Don’t Have Constitutional Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/11/2017 at 12:30pm
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A New York appeals court has ruled that two chimpanzees in the state will not get a writ of habeas corpus for release from captivity because … well, they’re not human. This obvious legal point comes after litigation by animal rights activists.

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Taking Away Our Civil Liberties Doesn’t Hurt Our Enemies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 12:30pm 7/2/2016 at 12:30pm

July 4th weekend is a perfect time to reflect on our freedoms and their importance. In that spirit, Remy of Reason, who’s kind of the Libertairian version of Weird Al Yankovic, has produced a parody of Toby Keith’s song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” which enjoyed popularity after the...

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Mass Murderer Sues Norwegian Government for Violating His Civil Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30am 4/21/2016 at 10:30am

Anders Breivik, the mass murderer who killed 77 people during a rampage in 2011, has successfully sued the government of Norway for violating his civil rights by keeping him in solitary confinement and searching him.

CNN reported:

Mass killer Anders Breivik’s human rights breached in prison, court rules

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik...

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Students call on Senate not to increase DOE Office for Civil Rights Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/6/2016 at 4:00pm

Our generation is enduring a crisis, yet very few of us are actually aware of its existence.

On April 4, 2011, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) released what has come to be known as the “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL).

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Shadows of Selma hang low over bipartisan delegation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:17pm 3/7/2015 at 2:17pm

Today commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when Rep. John Lewis first led a march from Selma to Montgomery, seeking the right to vote. On their first attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge, some six hundred marchers were greeted by law enforcement officers wielding nightsticks and tear gas. Martin...

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