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  • Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police
    Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal...
  • Lawyer: Map is unconstitutional: Front & Center

    Last month Florida lawmakers redrew the boundaries for the state's congressional districts after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled their previous map violated the Fair District amendments to the Florida Constitution; those amendments require lawmakers to...
  • Former headmaster at Nicholas Sparks-founded school files bias suit

    The former headmaster of a school founded by Nicholas Sparks has filed suit in federal court against the bestselling author of "The Notebook" and other school officials alleging racial bias, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, Saul Hillel...
  • ACLU asks Supreme Court to block Wisconsin voter ID law

    Civil rights lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking to block Wisconsin from enforcing a strict voter ID law they say could prevent as many as 300,000 of the state’s registered voters from casting a ballot next...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Flea market The Howard County NAACP Youth Council will host a fall flea market, craft and bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935. Bluegrass music Savage...
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...
  • Comcast: Discovery, Other Critics Tried 'Extortion' Tactics to Stay Quiet on Merger

    Comcast is coming out swinging at critics of its proposed $45 million acquisition of Time Warner Cable, accusing corporate opponents of "extortion" tactics by demanding favorable business terms as a condition of staying neutral or supporting the...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...
  • Supreme Court upholds North Carolina's new limits on voting

    North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote. The state can end same-...
  • Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect

    Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to...