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ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...

Court keeps South Carolina school mask mandate ban on hold

Oct. 05, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

South Carolina districts can continue to require face coverings to protect against the coronavirus in the state's schools under an appellate court's decision this week. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request...

Federal judge overturns South Carolina school mask ban

Sep. 28, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday suspended South Carolina from enforcing a rule that banned school districts from requiring masks for students. Parents of disabled children, helped by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the state saying the ban...

Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen's rights

Sep. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency that investigates civil rights abuses said in findings...

Judge gives Dutch boy OK for vaccine amid parental dispute

Sep. 23, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has gone to court in the Netherlands to get permission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine so he can visit his grandmother who is battling lung cancer, according to a written court ruling published Thursday. The boy, whose...

Woman with Down syndrome loses UK abortion law challenge

Sep. 23, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter, 26, and two others took the Department of Health and Social Care to...

Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'

Sep. 22, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles ”a retired superhero" that has lost sight of what it...

Chauvin pleads not guilty to violating teen's civil rights

Sep. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. ...

Ruling: Multiple factors count in paying records case costs

Aug. 26, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new court ruling says reimbursement of attorney fees and costs of litigants who come out ahead in legal fights over release of public records isn't determined solely by what the records they receive. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that...

Spain, rights groups disagree over rights of child migrants

Aug. 17, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials sought to justify Tuesday their policy of sending unaccompanied child migrants back to Morocco, while 28 human rights organizations wrote to the Spanish prime minister urging him to end it immediately. Hundreds of unaccompanied minors...