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  • Victorville Democrat sues over California's 'top two' primary

     
    A Victorville Democrat has filed a federal lawsuit (PDF) alleging that California’s new “top-two” primary system is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Elise Brown, an African American and Democratic Party leader in San...
  • Federal lawsuit over proposed Lomita Islamic center settled

     
    The Justice Department has settled a lawsuit against Lomita that stemmed from an application that was denied in 2010 to build a new mosque in the city...
  • William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate

    William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate
    William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?...
  • Frederick A. Fay dies at 66; advocate for rights of the disabled

    Frederick A. Fay dies at 66; advocate for rights of the disabled
    When he was in high school, Frederick A. Fay would shoot baskets for hours in his Bethesda, Md., backyard. Then, before heading inside, he might execute a routine of flips on a trapeze. That was his intention one day toward the end of his junior year...
  • Ruling allows transgender woman to sue for job discrimination

     
    A former soldier and police officer who transitioned from male to female has been allowed to proceed with a job discrimination complaint against the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives....
  • FBI will probe police shooting of unarmed college student

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. The FBI announced Friday that it will open a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed college student by Pasadena police. FBI spokeswoman Laura......
  • Oakland police alters crowd-control policy due to Occupy protests

     
    A week before a scheduled May Day protest by Occupy movement demonstrators, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan on Monday announced what he said were major reforms in department crowd-control tactics after injuries and widespread use of tear gas last...
  • Illegal immigration: Readers offer solutions [Most commented]

     
    The Obama administration has deported a record number of immigrants so far this year, but Republican presidential candidates are unsatisfied, writes the editorial board in Thursday’s pages. Here’s what readers suggest on our discussion board:....
  • Spokane police officer convicted in fatal beating

     
    Spokane police officer convicted of excessive force in beating death of mentally ill man...
  • No DNA tests for Texas death row inmate, judge decides

     
    Death row: Hank Skinner's attorneys had requested DNA testing of evidence untested before his trial in 1995, but a Texas judge said no; Skinner is now on death row....
  • Texas gun instructor calls for amending civil rights law [Q&A]

     
    In an interview, Texas gun instructor Crockett Keller -- who refused to teach Obama supporters or Muslims -- speaks out....