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Civil Rights News: Immigration Crackdown Hurting Families; Health Insurance Reform Rebates Working; Study Says Romney Tax Plan Soaks the Middle Class

Compiled by Willie Roberson, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern. Immigration and Keeping Families Intact Editorial The Los Angeles Times Caring parents are losing their parental rights due to the current immigration system. A study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates; One Million in PA Lack Voter ID; NYC’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ Affects Achievement Gap

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates, Study Says The New York Times A recent study by Harvard researchers found that when states expanded Medicaid coverage – government subsidized … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: AZ Sheriff Arpaio in Court; ACA Ruling May Leave 3 Million Without Coverage; Advocates Seeking to Block PA Voter ID Law

Compiled by Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern. Confronted in Court With This Own Words, Sheriff Denies Profiling Fernanda Santos The New York Times Arizona sheriff, Joseph M. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” is … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News:Texas Medicaid Refusal Carries Dire Consequences; Study Finds Costs Associated With Voter IDs; Affirmative Action Ban Leading to Fewer Minority Graduate Students

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Rush to Abandon the Poor Editorial New York Times On July 9, Texas Governor Rick Perry informed the Obama administration that Texas would “proudly” refuse a federally … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Health Care Reform Upheld; Women Suffering Under Arizona Immigration Law; Tentative Agreement on Transportation Bill

Compiled by Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand Adam Liptak And John H. Cushman Jr. The New York Times In an historic decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Supreme Court Upholds Retroactivity on Fair Sentencing Act; Obama Urges Extension of Student Loan Interest Rate Reduction; Affordable Care Act Critical to People with Pre-existing Health Conditions

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Supreme Court rules offenders covered by more lenient crack-cocaine sentences Robert Barnes Washington Post 6/21/2012 On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fair Sentencing Act, a bill … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly; Obama Protects Undocumented Students; Parties Await the Affordable Care Act Ruling

Compiled by Tori Kim, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern New Obama Policy Will Spare Some From Deportation Alicia A. Caldwell and Jim Kuhnhenn Seattle Times Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Obama administration’s decision to provide … Continue reading

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