Special Counsel For Religious Discrimination Press Releases

2009

  • 4-30-09 Justice Department Obtains $200,000 in Housing Discrimination Settlement with Lakewood, New Jersey, Apartment Complex
  • 2-3-09 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • 1-29-09 Justice Department Settles Allegations of Disability and Religious Discrimination Against Nashville, Tenn.

2008

  • 11-3-08 Two Men Plead Guilty to Burning Islamic Center in Tennessee
  • 10-22-08 Third Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Anti-Muslim Vandalism in Massachusetts
  • 9-29-08 Justice Department Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • 9-25-08 Two Charged with Hate Crime for Anti-Muslim Vandalism in Revere, Massachusetts
  • 3-26-08 Three Men Indicted for Federal Civil Rights Violations in Arson of Islamic Center in Tennessee
  • 2-12-08 Complaint Filed Against Three Men of Columbia, Tennessee for Vandalizing Islamic Center
  • 1-18-08 Justice Department Settles Muslim Corrections Officer Religious Liberty Case

2007

  • 11-14-07 Oregon White Supremacist Sentenced for Attack on Synagogue
  • 10-24-07 Philadelphia Woman Sentenced for Federal Hate Crime
  • 8-13-07 Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination by Palm Beach County, Florida
  • 6-22-07 Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime
  • 4-3-07 Oregon White Supremacist Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Attack on Synagogue
  • 3-15-07 United States Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against New York State Corrections Department
  • 2-20-07 Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Highlights Justice Department痴 Efforts to Protect Religious Liberty

2006

  • 9-1-06 Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Settle Ohio Religious Discrimination Lawsuits
  • 7-5-06 Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination by City of Hollywood, Florida

2005

  • 11-16-05 Second Defendant Pleads Guilty to Threatening Detroit Members of the Islamic Center of America
  • 11-9-05 Defendant Pleads Guilty to Threatening Detroit Members of the Islamic Center of America
  • 10-12-05 Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination by the LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • 6-22-05 Justice Department Announces Texas Man Sentenced for Attacking Islamic Center

2004

  • 12-22-04 Maui to Pay $700,000 to Settle Religious Zoning Discrimination Case
  • 09-30-04 El Paso Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Violence to Obstruct Free Exercise of Religion
  • 09-30-04 Justice Department Sues New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit Authority Alleging Religious Discrimination
  • 05-21-04 El Paso Man Indicted for Threatening Violence to Obstruct Free Exercise of Religion
  • 05-19-04 Justice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with Oklahoma School District in Muslim Student Headscarf Case
  • 4-21-04 Appeals Court Rules Florida City Discriminated Against Orthodox Jewish Congregations
  • 3-30-04 Justice Department Files Complaint Against Oklahoma School District Seeking to Protect Student's Rights to Wear Headscarf to Public School
  • 3-17-04 Justice Department Closes Religious Zoning Discrimination Investigation of Brighton Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1-8-04 Justice Department Closes Investigation of Texas City's Barring of Religious Speech at Senior Center
  • 1-5-04 Justice Department Announces Favorable Decision in Hawaii Religious Land use Case

2003

  • 12-08-03 Justice Department Announces Sentencing in Portland, Oregon Regarding Bias-Motivated Crimes
  • 4-22-03 Justice Department Closes Religious Discrimination Inquiry at Texas Tech University
  • 3-18-03 Federal Court Rules Students' Candy Cane Distribution Cannot Be Barred

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