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Stories with subject: Civil rights violations
  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:13 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to grant.

  • UPMC can copy ex-Pittsburgh mayor's computer 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:30 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center can have a copy of the contents of the former mayor's computer in case it contains information relevant to a civil rights lawsuit the hospital network has pending against the city, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Kauai Council agrees to settlement with councilman 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:29 pm
  • LIHUE, Hawaii - The Kauai County Council has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by one of its members, Councilman Tim Bynum.

  • Wyoming urges judge to dismiss gay marriage suit 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:07 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming has asked a district judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay couples and a gay-rights advocacy group seeking to force the state to recognize gay marriage.

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy.

  • Kauai councilman settles lawsuit for $290,000 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:44 pm
  • HONOLULU - A Kauai councilman who sued the county over claims his civil rights were violated for going against political foes has agreed to settle the lawsuit for $290,000.

  • Family files suit after veteran killed by police 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:02 pm
  • FRESNO, California - The family of a Gulf War veteran who was fatally shot by police filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming the officers used excessive force.

  • Governor vetoes legislative subpoena power bill 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:16 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Citing concerns about potential civil rights violations, Gov. Gary Herbert has vetoed a bill - spurred by lawmakers' investigation of former Attorney General John Swallow - that would have strengthened the Legislature's subpoena power.

  • Georgia high court tosses man's death sentence 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:58 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court on Friday tossed out the conviction and death sentence of man who had been found guilty of killing a bank vice president in 1999.

  • Excessive force suit against Maui police dismissed 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:31 pm
  • WAILUKU, Hawaii - A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit by two men who were shot by Maui police officers.

  • Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 1:44 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's ruling that determined that New York City Police Department's surveillance of Muslims did not violate their civil rights.

  • Arpaio's office rebuked in racial-profiling case 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 2:39 pm
  • PHOENIX - A judge who ruled last year that an Arizona sheriff's office has racially profiled Latinos is criticizing the agency's top leaders for mischaracterizing and trivializing the case's key findings during a training session.