Tag Archives: race discrimination

Defense lawyers oppose jury trials resuming

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Welcome to Monday the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court upholding the District of Columbia’s criminal prohibition on restaurant’s refusing to serve black customers. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Criminal defense lawyers call resuming ...

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

“The fundamental question about this bill is do you believe in the redemptive quality of the human condition,”  Sen. William "Will" Smith, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, said during floor debate on the measure. (The Daily Record/File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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Anne Arundel Co. school administrator alleges race discrimination

A black Anne Arundel County public school administrator  has filed suit against the county board of education, alleging his supervisor told him he “intimidated” his staff and students’ parents before demoting him because of his race. While Michael Lyons was ...

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Salisbury real estate company settles race discrimination suit for $25K

A Salisbury-based real estate company will pay $25,000 to settle a race discrimination case brought on behalf of an African-American former employee who claimed she was bypassed for promotions because of her race and paid less than white employees who ...

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Construction company alleges reverse discrimination by city school board

A Timonium construction company has cited reverse race and sex discrimination in seeking to prevent Baltimore City’s Board of School Commissioners from moving forward on a project to replace Waverly Elementary School. CAM Construction Co. Inc. filed a temporary restraining ...

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