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How to Treat Persons with HIV/AIDS: Justice Dept. Issues New Guidelines

(On June 28, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice released an FAQ fact sheet discussing coverage under the Americans With Disabilities Act of individuals with, or perceived to have, HIV/AIDS.  In addition to explaining that people who are HIV-positive and/or carrying AIDS are covered by the ADA regardless of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, […]

Navajo Corrections Officer Violates Rights of Inmate

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 12, 2012 Former New Mexico Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations of Inmate Sylvester Bruce, 44, a former corrections officer with Navajo Nation’s Shiprock Detention Center (SDC) in Shiprock, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court on charges related to the […]

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Two Women Plead Guilty in Maryland to Civil Rights Violations Two Baltimore women pleaded guilty today for their involvement in a racially-motivated conspiracy to interfere with an African family’s housing rights by hanging a dead raccoon on the family’s porch, the […]

Voting Rights Under Observation by DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 25, 2012 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in New York The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on June 26, 2012, in Orange County and Queens, N.Y., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Voting […]

DOJ Sentences Misssour Woman – Vandalism, Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 18, 2012 Missouri Woman Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home A Missouri woman was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for her role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, […]

Complaint Filed: Iraq War Vet Fired After Serving in National Guard

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 7, 2012 Justice Department Files Complaint Against Forsyth County, North Carolina, Sheriff for Violating the Employment Rights of Army National Guard Soldier WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today the filing of a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of […]

DOJ Settles NYC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against New York City Transit Authority The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to resolve allegations that the NYCTA is engaged in a […]

More DOJ Voting Rights Activity

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 17, 2012 Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Wythe County, Virginia, on Bailout from the Voting Rights Act The Justice Department announced that it has reached an agreement with Wythe County, Va., that will allow for the county and its three political subdivisions, the […]

Georgia Sheriff and Jailer Facing Civil Rights Charges; DOJ release

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 14, 2012 Wilcox County, Georgia, Sheriff, Son and Jailer Face Civil Rights Charges in Superseding Indictment The Justice Department, along with U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore, Middle District of Georgia, today announced that a grand jury returned a superseding indictment against former Wilcox […]

DOJ Settlement: HIV Discrimination

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 11, 2012 Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination The Justice Department announced that it has reached two settlements today resolving claims that health care providers refused to serve people with HIV in violation of the Americans with […]