Tue., September 1, 2015 10:21am
Ashley Diamond took the Department of Corrections to court, after she was denied hormone treatment. She also says she was housed with male inmates and was sexually assaulted several times.
Wed., March 5, 2014 11:26am
The Southern Poverty Law Center says education about the civil rights movement remains woefully inadequate in a majority of states. But a study released today found Georgia is one of only three states to get an “A” in teaching students about the movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center looked at what students are expected to know about the movement and how schools teach the subject to students in grades K through 12.
Mon., July 22, 2013 12:57pm
A civil rights coalition will begin monitoring 28 jurisdictions after a federal judge ruled that Georgia law enforcement can ask a person to prove their legal status. Immigration advocates want to make sure officers don’t go beyond the letter of the law.
Thu., November 1, 2012 11:28am
Mexican and Guatemalan laborers probably won’t see any of the back pay they’re owed by a Franklin-based forestry contractor. A federal Judge in Atlanta this week ordered Eller and Sons Trees, Inc. to pay $11.8 million to the guest workers, but neither side thinks that will happen.
Wed., August 29, 2012 2:43pm
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui held the Army's lowest rank and never saw combat, yet Georgia prosecutors say he was able to recruit more experienced and higher-ranking troops to do his bidding as part of an anti-government militia inside the U.S. military.
Fri., April 6, 2012 9:12am
The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate a complaint that Georgia’s school funding formula discriminates against students with disabilities. The complaint, filed by The Southern Poverty Law Center in November, alleges that schools receive more money when they keep disabled students in separate classrooms.
Mon., August 23, 2010 2:35pm
Two Cobb County police officers are facing a federal civil rights lawsuit. They are accused of arresting and beating of an unarmed Latino man. They were allegedly operating under a program that allows local officers to enforce federal immigration law.