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Dec 17, 2014, 11:07 ET

Civil Rights Panel to Release Report on the Solitary Confinement of Youth in New York

What: Press Conference of the New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 p.m....

Dec 15, 2014, 16:05 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Letter to DOJ Recommending Revision of Profiling Guidance to Include Department of Homeland Security

 The United States Commission on Civil Rights today announced that it has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder recommending that the...

Dec 12, 2014, 17:50 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Investigation into Policing Practices and Use of Deadly Force

The United States Commission on Civil Rights today announced that it will conduct a briefing on policing practices and use of deadly...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:23 ET

U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury and State of Missouri's Decision Not to Indict Officer Wilson for Death of Michael Brown

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by bipartisan majority vote today issued the following statement upon the completion of the work of the grand...

Nov 21, 2014, 13:37 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commends President Obama on Issuance of Immigration Accountability Executive Action

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by majority vote commends President Obama on his issuance of the Immigration Accountability Executive Action,...

Oct 09, 2014, 17:38 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing in Orlando, Florida on Racial Disparities in Stand Your Ground Laws

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a national panel of experts in Orlando, Florida to examine whether there are racial...

Oct 08, 2014, 15:03 ET

Tennessee State Advisory Committee Releases Report On Ex-Felon Voting Rights

The Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Committee or SAC) has released its report on ex-felon...

Oct 08, 2014, 14:58 ET

Florida State Advisory Committee Releases Report On Ex-Felon Voting Rights

The Florida State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Committee or SAC) has released its report on ex-felon voting...

Oct 03, 2014, 16:05 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing in Orlando, Florida on Racial Disparities in Stand Your Ground Laws

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a national panel of experts in Orlando, Florida to examine whether there are racial disparities in...

Sep 30, 2014, 15:30 ET

U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Release of 2014 Statutory Enforcement Report on Patient Dumping

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today announced the release of its 2014 statutory enforcement report, Patient Dumping, which may be...

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....