Constitutional Rights

Civil Rights Groups Sue NC City Over Law That ‘Effectively Bans Any Protest’

Civil rights groups on Friday filed a lawsuit against Alamance County and the city of Graham, North Carolina, after officials issued a new ordinance last week announcing the police department would not be issuing protest permits during the city’s current state of emergency. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the ACLU, and a …

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300+ Law Professors Agree: Congress Should ‘Pass a Bill Tomorrow’ to End Qualified Immunity for Police

More than 300 legal scholars from law schools across the U.S. on Thursday signed a letter imploring congressional leaders to pass legislation to fully abolish qualified immunity for police officers and hold local governments accountable when a person’s constitutional rights are violated. A provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, known as Section 1983, …

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