Supreme Court Will Decide LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Cases in 2020

May 26, 2019

In the fall of 2019, the Supreme Court will hear several cases involving LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. This is notable for many reasons, not least of all considering the new composition of the Supreme Court. No LGBT-related cases have been heard by the Supreme Court since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, whose seat […] Read More

Graffiti Found at the Scene of a California Mosque Fire Reminds Us that Islamophobia Is Alive and Well in California

May 9, 2019

Not two weeks after the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand that killed fifty worshippers, graffiti referencing the terror attack was found at the site of an arson in Escondido, California last week. The event is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Read More

What Should We Take from the Fact that California’s Attorney General Won’t Charge Officers for the Shooting of Stephon Clark?

May 4, 2019

In March of 2018, Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old Black man, was shot and killed in Sacramento, California by two Sacramento Police Department officers. Though he was unarmed, officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet fired twenty rounds at Clark, hitting him seven times—three of which were in the back. Read More

Larry Organ Awarded as One of Best San Francisco Bay Area Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Attorneys

April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019 – San Francisco, California. California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment, discrimination, and employment law, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Larry Organ, has received a prestigious designation as a “Lawyer of Distinction 2019” by the Lawyers of Distinction organization, which has […] Read More

Legal News: Governor Newsom Grants Reprieves for California Death Row Inmates

April 7, 2019

Just recently, Governor Gavin Newsom stated his intention to sign an executive order granting a reprieve to all 737 death row inmates in California—home to the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere. This is especially staggering as it is twice the size of Florida’s, the next largest population. It should be noted, however, […] Read More

Alaska Mayor Vetoes LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance, but There Is Still Hope

March 27, 2019

As February came to a close, spirits were high in Fairbanks after the city council voted 4-2 in favor of Ordinance 6093—an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations for those discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Conservative opponents of the legislation argued that Ordinance 6093 […] Read More

New Jersey High School Students Secure Civil Rights Victory

March 9, 2019

In this particularly precarious moment for civil rights in our country, it has become unusual to hear about positive developments in the civil rights arena. Last month, however, there was occasion to celebrate one such development, where students from New Jersey’s Hightown High School saw their efforts to pass a bill—one that would create an […] Read More

Doing Better: Protecting Undocumented Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

February 22, 2019

As the Trump Administration continues to issue unnecessary, relentless attacks on our nation’s immigrant population, undocumented survivors of domestic and sexual violence may feel even more powerless. Read More

Governmental Bodies Take Aim at ‘Disparate Impact’

February 14, 2019

Attacks on civil rights have become commonplace over the past few years, so it should come as no surprise that yet another civil rights protection is in danger under the current administration. Just recently, the Department of Justice released a memo calling for senior civil rights officials to re-evaluate “disparate impact”—a legal concept developed to […] Read More

Racial Discrimination Against Jews? A Federal Court Weighs In

February 7, 2019

According to a lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court, a man who was raised Jewish but had since converted to Christianity, Joshua Bonadona, was denied a position as a football coach at Louisiana College on the basis of his Jewish descent. Read More