Section Newsletter Articles on Civil Rights

The Pledge of Allegiance and the battle between civil rights & civics education By Lauren Evans DeJong Law Related Education for the Public, July 2017 The history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the legal challenges to its recitation provide not only an interesting exploration of the tensions between the important role of schools and other units of government in promoting civic values and education while also maintaining the rights of Americans to exercise their religious freedoms and civil rights.
The Civil Rights Game By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2013 The Civil Rights Game is an annual Major League Baseball game that honors the history of civil rights in the United States.
$1 nominal damages award in civil rights case nets plaintiff’s attorney zero attorney fees By Michael D. Bersani and Zrinka Rukavina Local Government Law, September 2011 The recent Seventh Circuit case of Frizzell v. Szabo may undercut the ability of civil rights plaintiffs to leverage larger-than-deserved settlements.
Despite it all, U.S. civil liberties strong By Harry Kalven, Jr. Human Rights, December 2007 On August 5, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).