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The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

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Civil Rights Division News
Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Louisiana Crane Company Alleging Discrimination Against Work-authorized Immigrants
Friday, August 29, 2014
(Press Release)
The Justice Department announced the filing of a lawsuit with the Executive Office for Immigration Review against Louisiana Crane Company LLC.
Justice Department Asks Court to Dismiss Saint Elizabeths Hospital Case After Conditions Improved Under Consent Decree
Thursday, August 28, 2014
(Press Release)
The Justice Department asked a federal court to dismiss the injunction to address civil rights violations at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Justice Department Files Suit Against City of St. Anthony Village Over Denial of Permit for Mosque
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
(Press Release)
Lawsuit Under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act Seeks Injunctive Relief to Permit Abu Huraira Islamic Center to Open in St. Anthony Business Center

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Departments of Justice and Education Issue School Discipline Guidance to Promote Safe and Inclusive Schools
The Departments of Justice and Education release joint civil rights guidance to schools on how to meet their obligations under federal civil rights law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
"Confronting Discrimination in the Post-9/11 Era: Challenges and Opportunities Ten Years Later"
Read the report on the Civil Rights Division's Post-9/11 Civil Rights Summit.
Proposals to Strengthen Laws That Protect the Rights of Servicemembers and Other Civil Rights Laws
Read the Department's proposed legislative amendments to strengthen laws that protect the rights of servicemembers and other civil rights laws. Click here for a one-page fact sheet.
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Molly J. Moran
Acting Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
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