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Sep 02, 2014, 17:40 ET

Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Public Statement on Events in Ferguson, Missouri

The Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is carefully monitoring the potential civil rights issues related to...

Sep 02, 2014, 17:35 ET

Georgia State Advisory Committee Releases Report On Immigration Reform

The Georgia State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights has released its report on immigration reform.  In its...

Aug 22, 2014, 06:00 ET

Federal Advisory Panel To Hold Briefing On Civil Rights Issues in South Dakota: The Administration of Criminal Justice in Rapid City

*** Save the Date*** WHAT:  Briefing of the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the   U.S. Commission on Civil...

Aug 18, 2014, 13:06 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson, Missouri Events

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concern about the recent events and unrest in...

Jul 29, 2014, 06:00 ET
Jul 25, 2014, 17:04 ET

United States Commission on Civil Rights Announces Appointments of New Commissioners

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that President Obama has appointed two distinguished individuals to six-year terms as...

Jul 17, 2014, 06:00 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Title IX Sexual Harassment Law in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Schools

WHAT: The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice enforce Title IX, which protects the right of students in public schools and schools...

Jul 07, 2014, 17:20 ET

New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Will Hold Briefing on Solitary Confinement of Juveniles

The following is being issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:   WHAT: The NY SAC will examine whether solitary confinement of youths...

Jul 02, 2014, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

 As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (hereafter "the Act"), which will take place on July 2, 2014, the U.S....

Jul 01, 2014, 16:01 ET
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U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Kansas State Advisory Committee Members

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 12 members to the Kansas State Advisory Committee. The Commission...

Jun 13, 2014, 11:15 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Utah State Advisory Committee Members

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 17 members to the Utah State Advisory Committee. The Commission...

Jun 09, 2014, 06:00 ET
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Massachusetts Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on School Safety and School Discipline

WHAT: Armed police officers, known as school resource officers (SROs), are standard in many middle and high schools across the country. The...

May 28, 2014, 16:08 ET
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Maine State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on Human Trafficking in Maine

The Eastern Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces the following event: WHAT: Two years after its initial review found...

May 28, 2014, 13:34 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Vermont State Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 17 members to the Vermont State Advisory Committee, charging them to...

May 28, 2014, 13:31 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Connecticut State Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 15 members to the Connecticut State Advisory Committee, charging them to...

May 16, 2014, 14:37 ET
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U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Celebrates The 60th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board Of Education

The United States Commission on Civil Rights celebrates the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in the groundbreaking case of Brown v....

Mar 31, 2014, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Sends Letters To Congress Urging National Holidays To Honor Cesar Chavez And Fred Korematsu

Martin R. Castro, Chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, announced that the Commission has sent letters to the President and...

Mar 10, 2014, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Adds Speaker Dr. Brent Myers To Upcoming Briefing On Patient Dumping By Hospitals: Enforcement Of The Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act

The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and...

Mar 05, 2014, 18:17 ET
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U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Announces Briefing On Patient Dumping By Hospitals: Enforcement Of The Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act

 The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment...