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Updated: 7th December 2019 09:32Civil and political rights

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The court's decision in the employment discrimination case is expected by early summer 2020.
The 58-year-old Michigan resident plans to attend the arguments next month despite dialysis treatments to deal with kidney failure.
Black Voices
"Racial discrimination in the enforcement of the rules of any sport is inconsistent with the spirit of fair play," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.
Federalism is sacrosanct for conservatives, that is, unless a state wants to set stricter pollution rules or protect minorities' civil rights.

Some activists have touted reusable straws as eco-friendly, but many people in the disability community say plastic straw bans compromise their civil rights.
The social media giant said it would treat the census like an election, but not everyone is impressed with the changes.
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his civil rights record a day after fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) criticized both his attitude towards segregationist senators and his past opposition to school busing.
A 1969 riot at the New York bar started the concept of Pride as we know it.
Food & Drink
Tommy Martin of North Carolina claims he now suffers from cibophobia, a fear of food.
If he could speak to his old friend now, the congressman would also highlight the “great distance to go before we lay down the burden of racism."
U.S. News
Keith served more than 50 years in the federal courts.
The issue is whether Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination.
World News
The prime minister addressed “slightly confused people” after an Israeli celebrity defended the rights of Israel’s Arab population.
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani spoke with political strategist Rev. Leah Daughtry about civil rights, family activism and faith.
Black Voices
Kaepernick, a civil rights activist and former NFL star, is too controversial for Wisconsin, according to GOP state senators.
Sandler's work led to the creation of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that ensures gender equality in education.
Charlotte Clymer says nothing is more enraging "as someone who votes for the Republican Party but claims to care about my rights and that of others."
HuffPost Personal
Facing an onslaught of civil rights abuses, NAACP lawyers Sherrilyn Ifill and Janai Nelson are making history in real time.
Black Voices
States are trying to capitalize on the 50th anniversaries of many civil rights milestones.
Voter suppression is endangering a crucial civil right, and Jeff Sessions is letting it happen. But all is not lost.