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Court doors closed to NAACP suit over Black juror denials

Jun. 17, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that the NAACP has no standing to sue a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases. District Attorney Doug Evans has been in office since 1992, and his jury selection tactics have been...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Lawmakers redraw SC House maps to settle discrimination suit

May. 07, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A settlement of a redistricting lawsuit has added drawing new South Carolina House maps to the list of things state lawmakers need to do in the final three days of the General Assembly's session this week. The House agreed to redraw maps that include the areas...

Deal for Black-majority town in Tennessee takeover case

May. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After alleging that Tennessee's top leaders were placing unfair scrutiny over a predominantly Black town's finances, the small town of Mason announced Wednesday it had reached a deal halting the threat of a state takeover of its finances. The agreement,...

Groups sue over conditions in S. Carolina's juvenile lockups

Apr. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. The lawsuit filed in federal...

NAACP: Michigan attorney general must investigate Lyoya case

Apr. 26, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

A civil rights group demanded Tuesday that the Michigan attorney general step in and investigate the police shooting of Patrick Lyoya, warning the longstanding relationship between the county prosecutor’s office and Grand Rapids police could lead to bias. The president of the...