| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By gutting the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court got some of the facts right, but failed to recognize the reality of continuing discrimination against African American voters.
What the court got inarguably correct was that times have changed...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday.
The decision by the U....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.
The Special Committee on...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:28 PM
LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Twitter lit up with denunciations of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently after he accused one of the candidates seeking to succeed him of running a “racist” campaign. But the case against Bloomberg was muddied when the magazine that...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:09 PM
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
The company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:05 AM
MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
“We can be absolutely sure...