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  1. Judge Finds Racial Bias In Recruiting by Fire Department

    The New York Times 07/24/2009 - 15:45

    New York City used tests that discriminated against Black and Latino applicants to the Fire Department and had little relation to firefighting, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled, dealing a blow to the administration of…

  2. Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Democracy Now! Court Rules New York Fire Department Discriminates Against Black, Latino Applicants

    Democracy Now! 07/23/2009 - 15:22

    A federal judge has determined that the Fire Department of New York City used racially discriminatory hiring practices that unlawfully prevented hundreds of qualified African American and Latino applicants from joining the department. New York…

  3. Even after Ricci, FDNY is on the hook for discrimination

    New York Daily News 07/20/2009 - 10:41

    In light of the controversial Ricci case, the case against the FDNY for entrance exams which are discriminatory against Blacks and Latinos, which is being brought by the Vulcan Society and the Department of Justice,…

  4. Guantanamo Detainee: I Don't Want to Go Home

    Miami Herald 07/16/2009 - 13:11

    A Guantanamo detainee is so fearful of returning to his homeland that he is fighting U.S. plans to send him there.

  5. Shell Settlement a Sign of Hope for Corporate Accountability

    Los Angeles Daily Journal 07/07/2009 - 16:34

    The settlement last week of claims that Shell was complicit in the executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other "Ogoni 9" in November 1995, as well as numerous other human rights violations, is another important…

  6. Who Are We?

    The New York Times 06/23/2009 - 12:39

    Op-ed columnist praises the Center for Constitutional Rights for being "committed to fairness, justice and the rule of law," while Obama maintains policies similar to those of his predecessor.

  7. Law Suits on Age Bias Take a Hit

    Houston Chronicle 06/23/2009 - 12:33

    The Supreme Court has made it harder to prove discrimination on the basis of age, ruling against an employee in his mid-50s who says he was demoted because of his age.

  8. Isolation Prisons Under Fire

    Los Ageles Times, by Dean Kuipers 06/23/2009 - 12:27

    An ACLU lawsuit will challenge the transfer of an inmate to a facility that drastically limits outside contact.

  9. We Still Torture

    Harper's Magazine 06/16/2009 - 10:20

    The new evidence from Guantanamo.

  10. Shell Agress to Settle Abuse Case for Millions

    The New York Times, by Jad Mouawad 06/11/2009 - 11:30

    Royal Dutch Shell, the big oil company, agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a case accusing it of taking part in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta in the early 1990s, a striking…