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    ‘Special Consideration’ for ‘non-Christian’ Job Applicants?

    A provision in a Michigan teachers’ union contract calling for “special consideration” to be given to “minority” job applicants including “those of the non-Christian faith” was removed by the Ferndale School District this week after the language was identified as a violation of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Michigan Capitol … More

    Potential Settlement in Supreme Court Housing Discrimination Case

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the parties in the Fair Housing Act case pending before the Supreme Court have reached a tentative settlement deal. The case, Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, involves the township of Mount Holly, New Jersey’s attempt to redevelop a crime-ridden, … More

    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing with U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners

    The U.S. Supreme Court will wade into the contentious debate over racial discrimination when it hears Fisher v. University of Texas this October. Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will outline what’s at stake at today’s Bloggers Briefing. The briefing airs live at noon ET. Abigail Fisher … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #31: Charlie Manson for Hire

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has brought forth yet another excuse to punish employers: Conducting a criminal background check of job applicants could trigger charges of race discrimination. No joke. By a vote of 4–1, the commission last week approved its new “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest … More

    Top HHS Official Likens Obamacare to Civil Rights Act

    A top advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently compared opposition to the administration’s new health care law to opposition to the 1960s civil rights movement, Politico Pro reported: Jay Angoff, special adviser to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, drew parallels between the two contentious efforts during a … More