Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has sentenced a former Sheriff’s Deputy to 92 years in prison for offenses committed while still a deputy. Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Hebert was indicted in March on 60 counts related to the 2007 disappearance of Albert Bloch. Former… [Read More]
Pursuant to a new executive order, discrimination against federal employees based on gender identity and transgender status constitutes sex discrimination under existing Executive Order 11246. On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13672, adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of prohibited bases of discrimination by federal government contractors and… [Read More]
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that in a criminal trial the accused shall have the right to “an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.…” Voir dire, which means “to speak the truth,” is a procedure that is designed to achieve an impartial jury. It… [Read More]
The ground being gained in the fight for marriage equality since the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), has led many to believe that all is well in the advancement of LGBT rights. Many courts across the country have followed Windsor, which held the federal Defense of Marriage… [Read More]
The dynamic gay rights movement continues gaining momentum in the world of sports. On Sunday February 23, Jason Collins – the first openly gay athlete in major American pro sports – played his first game for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Earlier in February, 2014 NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam, the reigning SEC defensive player of… [Read More]
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Inmate Civil Rights
By Qusair Mohamedbhai posted in Civil Rights on Friday, July 26, 2013 By Matthew Cron, Esq. Evidence of racial discrimination is found in all facets of the in the criminal justice system. For example, a criminal defendant is far more likely to be sentenced to death for killing a white person(s) than for killing a black person(s),… [Read More]
By Qusair Mohamedbhai posted in Civil Rights on Saturday, April 6, 2013 On February 9, 2013, we predicted that the Denver Police Department (“DPD”) would proclaim that it was business as usual when two officers brutally beat Alexander Landau. Our prediction was correct! The failure of the Department of Justice to charge Officers Ricky Nixon and… [Read More]