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2014-10-09 20:21:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a national panel of experts in Orlando, Florida to examine whether there are racial disparities in the application or enforcement of Stand Your Ground laws. The briefing will take place on October 17, 2014, Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:10 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The briefing is open to the public without registration....

2014-10-08 16:24:18

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Committee or SAC) has released its report on ex-felon voting rights. In its report to the Commission, the Tennessee SAC finds that since 1981 there have been several amendments to the Tennessee disenfranchisement statute that have had the effect of expanding the scope of ex-felon disenfranchisement in the state. The Tennessee SAC finds that the...

2014-10-08 16:24:13

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Committee or SAC) has released its report on ex-felon voting rights. In its report to the Commission, the Florida SAC independently estimates that the total number of persons in the state disenfranchised from voting ranges from 600,000 to 1.2 million persons, or about 3 to 6 percent of the voting population. Dr. Elena Flom, Chair of the Florida SAC,...

2014-09-30 16:28:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today announced the release of its 2014 statutory enforcement report, Patient Dumping, which may be accessed at http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2014PATDUMPOSD_9282014-1.pdf "Patient dumping" is the practice of hospitals' denying individuals emergency medical screening and stabilization services, or transferring them to other hospitals, once a hospital discovers that the patients are uninsured or have no means...

2014-05-28 16:24:10

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 17 members to the Vermont State Advisory Committee, charging them to evaluate and report on civil rights concerns in the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110524/DC08224LOGO The Commission appointed: --Diane B. Snelling --Phayvanh Luekhamhan of Hinesburg (chair) of Montpelier --John H. Bloomer of --Terrance D. Martin of...

2014-05-28 16:24:06

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 15 members to the Connecticut State Advisory Committee, charging them to evaluate and report on civil rights concerns in the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110524/DC08224LOGO The Commission appointed: --Alex A. Knopp of --David J. McGuire of Norwalk (chair) West Hartford -- Kashif Abdul- --Melanie S. Rausch...

2014-01-24 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights views as positive the decision by the U. S. Department of Defense to revise its Instruction on the Accommodation of Religious Practices Within the Military Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO) By majority vote, the Commission issued a letter on December 9, 2013 to the Defense Department expressing concern over the possible deleterious effect of...


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