California Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Reversed by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Proposition 8, the voter-approved referendum banning gay marriage in California, was recently ruled to be unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Proposition 8 was passed in California in 2008 with 52% of the vote. In 2010, Federal District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that preventin...
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NYPD Officer Arrested for a Federal Civil Rights Violation

“The power to arrest — to deprive a citizen of liberty — must be used fairly, responsibly and without bias.”  Such was part of a statement given by Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York . The public announcement followed the arrest of Officer Mich...
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New York City sued for $150 million dollars in civil rights complaint for the acts of the Brooklyn district attorney’s office and city detectives

 Jabbar Collins sued the City of New York for its prosecution of murder charges against him in 1995.  Mr. Collins alleges that prosecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office “wrongfully withheld a key witness’ recantation, had knowingly coerced and relied on false testimony and argum...
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