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Minority Farmers Lose Round as Judge Suspends Loan Relief (1)

An Agriculture Department program aimed at offering about $4 billion in loan forgiveness for minority farmers ran into a roadblock as a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order that White agricultural producers had sought, claiming discrimination.

DOJ to Double Staff for Voting Rights Amid New GOP Laws (1)

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department will double the staff working on voting rights issues within 30 days and provide new guidance on early voting, mail-in voting and post-election audits, saying the measures are needed to safeguard Americans’ basic right to choose their government.

Honeywell Unit Must Face Worker’s Race, Age, Pregnancy Bias Suit

A Black female former Honeywell Intelligrated employee can pursue claims she was passed over for promotion based on her race, made to train younger White workers who then assumed her duties, and had her disability benefits denied after she suffered a miscarriage, the Southern District of Ohio ruled.

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Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

The legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields public officials from civil liability. It was created by the U.S. Supreme Court and is in the spotlight with the national debate over police accountability.

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