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The Seattle Times
City Council considers ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in Seattlethe memo says. González’s ordinance would make the practice a civil violation
City Council considers ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in Seattle
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 hours ago
the memo says. González’s ordinance would make the practice a civil violation under city law. It would allow the Seattle Office of Civil Rights to issue fines of $500 for a first violation and $1,000 for subsequent violations. The proposed... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
Civil Rights Office Issues Ransomware Guidanceto reset their credentials due to a data breach, ZDNet reports. July 11. U.S.
Civil Rights Office Issues Ransomware Guidance
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 17 hours ago
to reset their credentials due to a data breach, ZDNet reports. July 11. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights issues guidance for healthcare providers for dealing with ransomware. July 11. Ambulatory Surgery... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
UMMC fined $2.75 million for health data breach on 10,000a corrective action plan – including notifying the 10,000 patients individually
UMMC fined $2.75 million for health data breach on 10,000
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 18 hours ago
a corrective action plan – including notifying the 10,000 patients individually about the breach. On March 21, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights was notified of the breach after UMMC’s privacy officer discovered that a password-protected laptop... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Community reacts to federal investigation into SCS’ alleged migrant biasto help migrant students saying, "It is our practice not to comment on the exis
Community reacts to federal investigation into SCS’ alleged migrant bias
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
to help migrant students saying, "It is our practice not to comment on the existence/nonexistence of any inquiry from the Office of Civil Rights." If the feds find that the district did discriminate, SCS might have to change its policies. If... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
School officials respond to news of federal investigationimmigrant families coming to the community," Powers said. The investigation, o
School officials respond to news of federal investigation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
immigrant families coming to the community," Powers said. The investigation, officially launched by the department's Office of Civil Rights on July 13, involves issues "affecting English learners and limited English proficiency parental... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
DeSoto County Schools discrimination lawsuit taken to federal leveland parents. In a statement, DeSoto County Schools said: "DeSoto County Schoo
DeSoto County Schools discrimination lawsuit taken to federal level
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 2 days ago
and parents. In a statement, DeSoto County Schools said: "DeSoto County School District has cooperated fully with the Office of Civil Rights and will continue to do so. We cannot discuss specific discipline cases, but our school district is... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault of McHenry graduateDabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of E
Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault of McHenry graduate
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Dabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights inquiring whether D-128, McHenry District 156 and the Illinois High School Association took appropriate action after the alleged sexual... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sex assault claim at high school water polo game prompts questions, denial"It was unsupportable at the time." ESPN said Dabrowski filed a Title IX compl
Sex assault claim at high school water polo game prompts questions, denial
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
"It was unsupportable at the time." ESPN said Dabrowski filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, asking them to investigate whether McHenry, Libertyville and the Illinois High School Association... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault vs, McHenryDabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of E
Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault vs, McHenry
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Dabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights inquiring whether D-128, McHenry District 156 and the Illinois High School Association took appropriate action after the alleged sexual... Read more
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Northwest Herald
District 128 says it deferred to Buffalo Grove police on alleged water polo sexual assaultDabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of E
District 128 says it deferred to Buffalo Grove police on alleged water polo sexual assault
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Dabrowski and her family have filed a Title IX lawsuit with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights inquiring whether D-128, McHenry District 156 and the Illinois High School Association took appropriate action after the alleged sexual... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Suburban water polo player says she was sexually assaulted during matchgame was played but no charges were ever filed. The boy told investigators he d
Suburban water polo player says she was sexually assaulted during match
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
game was played but no charges were ever filed. The boy told investigators he doesn’t remember touching Becca inappropriately and if he did it was an accident. Becca has filed a complaint with the U.S department of education office of civil ri... Read more
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Colorado Daily
Boulder Valley schools recognized as leader in transgender inclusionto the top and we can learn from them," Eager said. The district was in conver
Boulder Valley schools recognized as leader in transgender inclusion
Colorado Daily / Posted 3 days ago
to the top and we can learn from them," Eager said. The district was in conversation with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights this spring, said Bruce Messinger, superintendent of BVSD. BVSD guidelines are cited in a U.S.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry District 156 releases statement, does not elaborate on alleged water polo sexual assault of Becca DabrowskiThe Dabrowski family has filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of
McHenry District 156 releases statement, does not elaborate on alleged water polo sexual assault of Becca Dabrowski
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The Dabrowski family has filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, according to the segment. That complaint is still pending and will investigate whether McHenry, Libertyville and the Illinois High... Read more
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Raw Story
New court challenge to affirmative action involves Asian-American Harvard studentthat Princeton University discriminates against Asian-American applicants was d
New court challenge to affirmative action involves Asian-American Harvard student
Raw Story / Posted 5 days ago
that Princeton University discriminates against Asian-American applicants was dismissed in 2015 after a long federal Office of Civil Rights investigation. Although public disagreement about the policy continues, affirmative action is an... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
America's racial inequality starts early � in preschoolor kindergarten. Preschool suspensions and black kidsFor the first time in Mar
America's racial inequality starts early � in preschool
The Charlotte Post / Posted 6 days ago
or kindergarten. Preschool suspensions and black kidsFor the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights collected data regarding how early learners are disciplined during the 2011-12 school year. That... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Student suspended for violating sexual misconduct policy sues MSUit would not be appropriate to comment further.”​ The university was cited las
Student suspended for violating sexual misconduct policy sues MSU
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 8 days ago
it would not be appropriate to comment further.”​ The university was cited last year by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for failing to investigate claims of sexual assault and harassment in a timely manner. It has hired... Read more
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Raw Story
Racial inequality starts early — in preschoolor kindergarten. Preschool suspensions and black kids For the first time in M
Racial inequality starts early — in preschool
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
or kindergarten. Preschool suspensions and black kids For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are disciplined during the 2011-12 school... Read more
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NBC News
Editorial: Education is the Civil Rightdisparities still exist for African American students Data released in June 20
Editorial: Education is the Civil Right
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
disparities still exist for African American students Data released in June 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights highlights opportunity gaps in public schools across the Nation. For example, Black K-12 students are... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
School board asks Court to block transgender bathroom rulingfor the Fourth Circuit reversed. It pointed to a newer January 7, 2015, opinion
School board asks Court to block transgender bathroom ruling
SCOTUSblog / Posted 9 days ago
for the Fourth Circuit reversed. It pointed to a newer January 7, 2015, opinion letter from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights which concluded that, if schools opt to separate students in restrooms and locker rooms on the basis... Read more
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The Washington Times
Pass the Conscience Protection Acttheir deeply held convictions and pay for abortion. In good faith, they filed
Pass the Conscience Protection Act
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
their deeply held convictions and pay for abortion. In good faith, they filed complaints pursuant to the law with the HHS Office of Civil Rights seeking relief. They were wrongfully denied on June 21st. “It is shocking that HHS has allowed the... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Incoming University of Northern Colorado professor left former job amid sexual harassment investigatsomething USF officials could not substantiate. She has filed an appeal, and ha
Incoming University of Northern Colorado professor left former job amid sexual harassment investigat
Greeley Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
something USF officials could not substantiate. She has filed an appeal, and has suggested she may file an official U.S. Office of Civil Rights complaint against the university based on numerous factors, including the length of the investigation... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
South Carolina joins suit over transgender student policieshas been a matter of debate over the last school year among Lowcountry district
South Carolina joins suit over transgender student policies
Charleston City Paper / Posted 14 days ago
has been a matter of debate over the last school year among Lowcountry districts. Last month, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a voluntary resolution agreement with Dorchester County School... Read more
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FOX News
Obama, Biden to boycott schools over sexual assault casesif those factors include which colleges are under review by the Department of E
Obama, Biden to boycott schools over sexual assault cases
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
if those factors include which colleges are under review by the Department of Education, the list could be expansive. The Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating 253 incidents at 198 institutions. Among them are esteemed schools like... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Education Department, Minot State settle sexual assault caseagency announced the settlement in connection with the years-long Title IX inve
Education Department, Minot State settle sexual assault case
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 15 days ago
agency announced the settlement in connection with the years-long Title IX investigation Thursday. The department's Office of Civil Rights concluded the university failed to process a complaint brought by a former student who reported that... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Parents file complaint over placing child in boxrules for special education. In addition to that, Lipsitt filed a complaint on
Parents file complaint over placing child in box
Detroit Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
rules for special education. In addition to that, Lipsitt filed a complaint on behalf of the family with the federal Office of Civil Rights alleging that the Brighton district “improperly secluded the child” by placing him the box. “The boy... Read more
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The Daily Comet
LSU athletics taking steps to avoid rape scandalsstemming from athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the year
LSU athletics taking steps to avoid rape scandals
The Daily Comet / Posted 16 days ago
stemming from athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating more than 150 schools for allegations of sexual violence. Earlier this year, six... Read more
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The Houma Courier
LSU athletics taking steps to avoid rape scandalsstemming from athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the year
LSU athletics taking steps to avoid rape scandals
The Houma Courier / Posted 16 days ago
stemming from athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating more than 150 schools for allegations of sexual violence. Earlier this year, six... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 millionto withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults fi
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 million
The Record Searchlight / Posted 16 days ago
to withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in 2015, but it's unknown whether that will end the ongoing probe of possible violations of federal... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 millionto withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults fi
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 million
Naples Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
to withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in 2015, but it's unknown whether that will end the ongoing probe of possible violations of federal... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Once committed to Syracuse, FCS’ No. 2 in TFL commits to Michigan Statecontinued his playing career at Chattanooga. Eight months later, it was confir
Once committed to Syracuse, FCS’ No. 2 in TFL commits to Michigan State
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 16 days ago
continued his playing career at Chattanooga. Eight months later, it was confirmed that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) had launched an investigation into a lengthy list of sexual assault allegations at UT, a handful... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Tennessee reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuitsettlement, the women involved in the case agreed to drop two 2015 complaints f
Tennessee reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit
Yahoo Sports / Posted 17 days ago
settlement, the women involved in the case agreed to drop two 2015 complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, The Tennessean reported. “My clients and I are dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice and signed the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
UT settles sexual assault lawsuit for $2.48 millionturn the women agreed to withdraw two complaints filed against the university t
UT settles sexual assault lawsuit for $2.48 million
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 17 days ago
turn the women agreed to withdraw two complaints filed against the university through the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights back in 2015. “We are satisfied that, while universities everywhere struggle with these issues, the... Read more
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USA Today
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 millionto withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults fi
Tennessee settles sexual assault suit for $2.48 million
USA Today / Posted 17 days ago
to withdraw two complaints over the university's handling of sexual assaults filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in 2015, but it's unknown whether that will end the ongoing probe of possible violations of federal... Read more
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Alaska Public
Feds call out Juneau schools website for inaccessibility to people with low vision, deafness(Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) The Juneau School District was call
Feds call out Juneau schools website for inaccessibility to people with low vision, deafness
Alaska Public / Posted 17 days ago
(Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) The Juneau School District was called out by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights after receiving a complaint about the district’s website. Kristin Bartlett is the school district... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Michigan woman fights for accessible websites in U.S. school districtscrusade is getting action: Of the 400 complaints Lipsitt has filed — most of th
Michigan woman fights for accessible websites in U.S. school districts
Detroit Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
crusade is getting action: Of the 400 complaints Lipsitt has filed — most of them within the last six months — the federal Office of Civil Rights that is part of the U.S. Department of Education has opened investigations into about 175. And so... Read more
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The Advocate
LSU to require players, coaches to take sexual harassment classes amid rape scandals rocking other programsfrom student athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years
LSU to require players, coaches to take sexual harassment classes amid rape scandals rocking other programs
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
from student athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating more than 150 schools for allegations of sexual violence. Earlier this year, six... Read more
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The Advocate
LSU to require all student athletes, coaches to take sexual harassment sensitivity classes, in light of rape scandals rocking athletics programs nationwidefrom student athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years
LSU to require all student athletes, coaches to take sexual harassment sensitivity classes, in light of rape scandals rocking athletics programs nationwide
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
from student athletic programs have become familiar media fodder over the years. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating more than 150 schools for allegations of sexual violence. Earlier this year, six... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Springfield hospital among hundreds with privacy complaintsidentity fraud or any other improper use of the information that was breached.
Springfield hospital among hundreds with privacy complaints
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 21 days ago
identity fraud or any other improper use of the information that was breached. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, criticized in the past for its handling of privacy breaches, will launch a new random audit program... Read more
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NBC Washington
AU Under Federal Probe for Handling of Sex Assault Caseweek into how American University handled a report of a sexual assault by a stu
AU Under Federal Probe for Handling of Sex Assault Case
NBC Washington / Posted 23 days ago
week into how American University handled a report of a sexual assault by a student. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is evaluating how the university dealt with a female student's report that a fellow student... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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11 News Houston
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
11 News Houston / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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MLive.com
Girl prevented from bringing service dog to school will have appeal heard by SCOTUSwould agree to his return in the fall." This led to more complaints and court
Girl prevented from bringing service dog to school will have appeal heard by SCOTUS
MLive.com / Posted 24 days ago
would agree to his return in the fall." This led to more complaints and court hearings for the Fry family. In 2012, the Office of Civil Rights ruled Napoleon schools violated Ehlena's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. While this... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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The Hill
Lawmakers push HHS to treat ransomware attacks differentlyand Will Hurd (R-Texas) wrote in a letter to Deven McGraw, deputy director for
Lawmakers push HHS to treat ransomware attacks differently
The Hill / Posted 24 days ago
and Will Hurd (R-Texas) wrote in a letter to Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information policy at HHS’s Office of Civil Rights. Ransomware illicitly encrypts files, and demands money to unlock them. The lawmakers said the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dogthe school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home sch
Supreme Court to hear case of disabled Michigan girl and her dog
Detroit Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
the school district again prohibited Wonder altogether. The Frys then home schooled Ehlena and filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, accusing the school district of violating the ADA. OCR... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Health care mandate threatens religious freedom in Californiacustomers with religious objections, including churches and religiously-affilia
Health care mandate threatens religious freedom in California
Acton Commentary / Posted 28 days ago
customers with religious objections, including churches and religiously-affiliated schools. The statement released by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the HHS rejected complaints that the California ruling violated the Weldon Amendment,... Read more
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New Kerala
US Supreme Court okays reservations in varsity admissions, blocks immigration reform - newkerala.com #81006they said was the discrimination faced by students from their communities in ad
US Supreme Court okays reservations in varsity admissions, blocks immigration reform - newkerala.com #81006
New Kerala / Posted 29 days ago
they said was the discrimination faced by students from their communities in admissions to Harvard University. The Federal Office of Civil Rights dismissed the complaint pending the outcome of a federal case on similar grounds was filed last year... Read more

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