How Does the ACLU Help People with Civil Rights Violations?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is one of the most well-known civil rights organizations in America. It was founded in 1920 to ensure the promises of the Bill of Rights extended to all citizens, especially those who were historically denied its protections. The ACLU has defended all manner of groups, from the loved to [...]

By |2019-09-26T18:12:56+00:00June 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Does the ACLU Help People with Civil Rights Violations?

The US Supreme Court and Civil Rights

The Supreme Court has made many decisions regarding civil rights for both good and ill throughout American history. Read on to find out some of these decisions. 1857: Dread Scott v. Sanford: A slave sued for his freedom based on the fact that Missouri was a free territory. The Supreme Court decided against the slave, [...]

By |2019-09-26T18:25:33+00:00May 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The US Supreme Court and Civil Rights

The Civil Rights of Juveniles

  Recent news has shown students marching against violence that has occurred in their schools and against the actions of legislators working opposite their interests. Many schools have also threatened punishment for students from other locations who decide to join the movement. Depending on the nature of the school and the status of the student, [...]

By |2019-09-26T18:33:52+00:00March 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Civil Rights of Juveniles

Know Your Rights

The first step in protecting your rights is to know what they are. Parts of our legal system will take a gamble about your ignorance to push unjust results through the system. All citizens should be aware of what rights they are entitled to. Civil Rights for Everyone Certain civil rights are extended to all [...]

By |2019-09-26T18:34:55+00:00March 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Know Your Rights

Common Types of Civil Rights Cases

  The history of civil rights is an important theme in our nation’s history. At the start of our union, while there was an ideal for certain civil rights, this ideal was only extended to a few. As time passed and people struggled, these first civil rights were extended to the disenfranchised. Further, additional civil rights [...]

By |2019-09-26T18:38:14+00:00February 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Common Types of Civil Rights Cases