In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence that could lead to more sexual assault convictions, and also to identifying serial rapists who otherwise remain at large.
Trans prisoners continue to be housed in facilities with the opposite gender, resulting in discrimination, trauma, and rape.
Employers intentionally misclassified workers to avoid federal labor protections, according to a settlement reached between 16 companies and the Department of Labor.
Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.
The law enforcement system has been constructed to treat us like sub-human suspects. For some people this comes as a surprise. For others, it is simply reality.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last August.
Republican leadership is reportedly not going to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the first Black female attorney general—but some right-wing lawmakers really, really wish they would.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.
There can be no reproductive justice when Black mothers fear for the lives of their sons; when Black families are deprived of caregivers, breadwinners, and parents; and when Black children cannot grow up in a society that values their lives and upholds their human dignity.
For those of us who want justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown specifically, the truth of the matter is that the Department of Justice doesn’t have a lot of options.