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Tag Archives: civil rights

Court of Appeals keeps Dream Act on election ballot

Maryland’s top court cleared the way Wednesday for an Election Day referendum on the state’s Dream Act, which would permit qualified undocumented students to receive in-state tuition at public colleges. Casa de Maryland, an immigrant rights group, had sought to ...

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Gay marriage ban backers look to U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down California’s ban on same-sex unions refused to reconsider the ruling. Now that the case has ...

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Opinions – 5/29/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: In case against defendant bail bondsman for alleged civil rights violations, defendant was not entitled to jury instruction on defense of qualified immunity; therefore, any error in district court’s jury instruction on qualified immunity ...

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NAACP chief: Marriage equality is a civil right

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the group’s resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage blacks to support civil marriage equality as a civil right if the question is put to voters on the ballot in Maryland or other ...

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Opinions – 4/16/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Rights Americans with Disabilities Act BOTTOM LINE: While police investigations are subject to Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations provided by police to detained deaf man were reasonable under the Act due to the exigent circumstances involved in investigation of ...

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Bill seeks to make websites accessible to hearing-and visually-impaired

ANNAPOLIS — Civil-rights and business groups battled Wednesday over legislation that would require many restaurants, theaters and other entities in Maryland to make their websites accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired. The rights organizations called the measure necessary in an ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade roars through Baltimore

Baltimore's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade danced, drummed and rolled through the boulevard named after the civil rights leader Monday afternoon. Marching bands and dancers from local high schools, politicians and community organizations were there to show off their moves and wave to the thousands of spectators who lined the streets.

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