Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in May, 2017

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City Council OKs funds for skywalk
Williamsport Sun-GazetteMay 1, 2017

The Senate voted 39-10 to pass an act amending the act of May 22, 1951, known as The Professional Nursing Law, further providing for definitions, for State Board of Nursing. Voting yes were state Sens. Gene Yaw R-Loyalsock Township, and Joe Scarnati, R ...more »

Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
ABC NewsMay 1, 2017

"We have never seen such an outpouring of support since we have since the election of Donald Trump," said Kica Matos, a spokeswoman for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement. As Trump approaches his first 100 days, he has aggressively pursued ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURISTMay 1, 2017

Mohamed Abdelaal joined Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt in the Fall of 2009 and became Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law in 2014. Abdelaal also teaches political sciences at the American University in Cairo on ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Trump Administration's Attack On Free Speech Sets A Dangerous Precedent
Huffington PostMay 2, 2017

Priebus' profoundly troubling statement runs against core American values of free speech and press freedom. During his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously promised that, if elected he would look into “opening up” libel laws. Priebus' statement ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Madison & Estill County Farm Service Agency accepting Emergency Conservation Program applications
Richmond RegisterMay 2, 2017

... or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information ...more »

Native Americans
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After heated debate Brewster opts for 'safe community' status
Wicked Local BrewsterMay 4, 2017

It also reaffirmed the civil rights of all Brewster residents. Since it is phrased as a request to the selectmen it is ... because they try to live as American citizens,” she said. “Unless we are Native Americans all of us came as immigrants or ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Trump's Second Travel Ban Not Unconstitutional, but Encourages Discrimination
Law Firm Newswire (press release)May 1, 2017

Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2017 - President Trump's second travel ban, on face value, is not unconstitutional. However ... Arguably, the questionable travel ban may be construed as encouraging discrimination toward a certain religion. “It ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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GOP chairman warns agencies about requests for records
ABC NewsMay 6, 2017

Records and material from the executive branch are subject to requests under the 1967 Freedom of Information Act. Congress, which wrote the law, has exempted itself. Hensarling's letter to the Treasury Department was first reported by BuzzFeed.more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual Harassment and the Music Business: Guest Column | Variety
VarietyMay 17, 2017

In a guest column, former music exec Julie Gordon says despite L.A. Reid's ouster on sexual-harassment charges, the culture is unchanged.more »

Freedom Of Press
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 1, 2017, as Law Day, USA
The White House (blog)May 1, 2017

Recognizing, as President Ronald Reagan did, that "freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction," today we pay tribute to the government of laws, and not of men, that forms the foundation of our freedom. Therefore, on this Law Day, we ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Long Beach search warrant leads to arrests and weapons seizure
Orange County BreezeMay 11, 2017

Arrests and weapons seizure: a husband and wife were arrested on weapons and child endangerment charges following service of a search warrant by LBPD and Cal DOJ. On May 8, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) ...more »

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