NYCLU Suit Asks State Division of Human Rights to Do Its Job

The New York Civil Liberties Union is launching a legal maneuver that could compel the state to allow its Division of Human Rights to investigate certain complaints lodged against local police departments. The case, writes the Watertown Daily News, stems from a complaint filed with the Division of Rights by transgender Watertown resident DeAnna LeTray.

African-American Factory Workers Sue General Motors

Nine African-American workers say they faced regular racism and severe harassment at General Motors Co.’s Toledo, OH, factory. The Toledo Blade reports that the nine employees—some of whom have since left GM—claim the company allowed overt racism, lending to a hostile work environment and fear-infused atmosphere. A lawsuit filed by the group claims that complaints

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Reverses Civil Rights Procedures

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reversing her stance on how the agency investigates civil rights complaints. Education Week reports that, as of November 20th, the department is revising its Office of Civil Rights case-processing manual. Specifically, DeVos is backpedaling a recently-implemented instruction for investigators to dismiss multiple civil rights complaints if they originate

ACLU Challenges Trump’s Asylum Application Limitations

President Trump’s attempts to limit asylum applications were challenged in court Monday. The outcome of the hearings, writes USA Today, could determine how many members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan will be allowed into the country. Hundreds of caravan members have already converged along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana. On Monday, Customs and Border Protection