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Can Your Employer Require a COVID Vaccine?

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The coronavirus pandemic has had an undeniable impact on almost every facet of life, both in the country and around the globe. The good news is – things are changing for the better, with the COVID-19 vaccine promising to restore some semblance of normalcy in everyday life. As great as that prospect may be, many people are still skeptical about …

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What Is Critical Race Theory?

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In September 2020, a Trump executive order was issued to exclude any diversity and inclusion training in federal contracts. The presidential directive targeted programs whose subject matter revolved around concepts like “gender or race-based scapegoating,” “gender or race-based stereotyping,” and “divisive concepts.” Among the notions deemed “divisive” is the Critical Race Theory (CRT). In response to the controversial directive, the …

Georgia’s New Voting Law

What Is Georgia’s New Voting Law?

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On March 25, 2021, Georgia State governor Brian Kemp signed the Election Integrity Act of 2021 into law. The Act, which was originally referred to as Georgia Senate Bill 202, makes several controversial changes on how voting will be conducted in the southern state. Proponents of the Republican legislation cite the changes necessary to safeguard future elections in the state …

What Is a Hate Crime

What Is a Hate Crime?

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Vandalizing a synagogue with swastika graffiti. Burglarizing an Asian-owned oriental corner store. Burning a cross in the front yard of an African-American family’s home. Physically assaulting a person while hurling racial slurs. These are all clear-cut hate crime examples. They target individuals based on characteristics related to their ethnicity, race, or religion. The country has witnessed a spike in the …

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Can I Sue Black Lives Matter? Maybe

Legal Assistant Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

In March 2016, three protesters were allegedly roughed up at a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky. The three later sued Trump on the grounds of “incitement to riot,” claiming that they suffered injuries at the hands of his supporters after he yelled to “get ‘em out of here”. As a result, they were pushed, shoved, assaulted, and unceremoniously removed from …

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Can the Government Close a Business?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, one of the measures that state governments across the country took in an attempt to contain its spread, was to shut down business operations and encourage citizens to stay at home. It meant that you couldn’t dine-in at your favorite restaurant, catch a couple of drinks with your friends at the local …

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Black Lives Matter Movement: What Is It?

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On the evening of February 26, 2012, George Michael Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, as the young teen walked home from a convenience store with an iced tea and candy in hand. No one could ever have envisioned the ripple effect his alleged murderer’s acquittal would spur a year later. What first started as a Black Lives …

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When to Hire a Civil Rights Attorney

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Every American citizen has basic rights that are protected under the US Constitution and civil rights laws. Despite this, people of every race, color, creed, age, gender, or national origin can illegally have those rights violated or taken away. Civil rights are basic human rights. These are infringed upon whenever human dignity, the right to defend yourself, the right to …