Civil Rights

Austin-area Businesses Sued Over Wheelchair Access Failures

Austin-area Businesses Sued Over Wheelchair Access Failures

Four businesses in Austin are among a series of defendants in civil rights lawsuits criticizing their lack of adequate wheelchair access. The lawsuits, which are being filed throughout the state by the Texas Civil Rights Project, aim to improve access to businesses for the disabled.

Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Tazing Three Minors

Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Tazing Three Minors

A sheriff's deputy in Jefferson County, Illinois is accused of violating the civil rights of four teens while responding to an incident at a local youth shelter. He allegedly tazed, choked, and threatened to sodomize members of the group.

Are Unwarranted DUI Blood Tests Constitutional?

Are Unwarranted DUI Blood Tests Constitutional?

The U.S. Supreme Court will determine if it is a violation of a person's Fourth Amendment right when a blood test is performed on an unwilling DUI suspect without a warrant.

Facebook’s Controversial Beacon Program Remains Subject of Lawsuits

Facebook’s Controversial Beacon Program Remains Subject of Lawsuits

Despite an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit to the tune of $9.5 million dollars, Facebook continues to find itself the subject of legal action resulting from the company’s controversial Beacon advertising program.