Civil Rights Division: Selection Of Cases And Reasons Matters Were Closed
The U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Div. (which uses the abbreviation CRT) is the principal Fed. authority charged with the responsibility of enforcing the nation's civil rights laws. The direction of CRT enforcement efforts has been the subject of several hearings by Congress. Furthermore, CRT enforcement actions have been affected by several U.S. Supreme Court decisions rendered in the 1990s that provided new guidelines for the enforcement of certain Fed. civil rights laws and affirmative action programs. This report reviews several issues that include, among other things, determining CRT's approach for selecting cases to pursue and the reasons that matters were closed.
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Page 50 - Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
Page 116 - First, the minority group must be able to demonstrate that it is sufficiently large and geographically compact to constitute a majority in a single-member district.
Page 108 - Columbia that such qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure does not have the purpose and will not have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group...
Page 28 - If the objection is not withdrawn, the submitting authority shall be advised that notwithstanding the objection it may institute an action in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for a declaratory judgment that the change objected to by the Attorney General does not have the prohibited purpose or effect.
Page 15 - Act, which prohibits discrimination in credit transactions; and title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodations, such as hotels, restaurants, and places of entertainment.
Page 109 - In addition to the meaning given the term under section 4(c), the term "test or device" shall also mean any practice or requirement by which any State or political subdivision provided any registration or voting notices, forms, instructions, assistance, or other materials or information relating to the electoral process, including ballots...
Page 8 - Education in certain suits filed against and on behalf of the Secretary of Education. The Section closely monitors approximately 400 school districts operating under desegregation court orders. Employment Litigation Section The Employment Litigation Section enforces the provisions of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...
Page 1 - Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-514-3301. Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division, headed by an Assistant Attorney General, was established in 1957 to secure effective Federal enforcement of civil rights. The Division is the primary institution within the Federal Government responsible for enforcing Federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, and national origin. The Division...