Rights Groups Say Age-Based Laws on Absentee Voting Are Unconstitutional

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to prompt concerns about the safety of in-person voting, a coalition of voting rights groups argues in a new report that Texas, South Carolina and multiple other U.S. states are violating the U.S. Constitution by only letting older citizens vote by mail.

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DOJ Says California Should Do More to Accommodate Religious Worship During Pandemic

California’s public health orders enacted to slow the spread of Covid-19, and the state’s reopening plan, appear to discriminate against a person’s right to exercise their religion, the Justice Department warned in a prodding letter sent to Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday.

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Judge Rejects Equal-Pay Claims by US Women’s Soccer Team

The U.S. Women’s soccer team’s gender discrimination lawsuit deflated Friday when a federal judge in Los Angeles granted U.S. Soccer Federation summary judgment, finding women earned more in cumulative pay and rejecting claims women would have earned more under the men’s team’s pay structure.

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Judge Clears Paycheck-Protection Loans for Wisconsin Strip Clubs

A federal judge on Friday blocked the U.S. Small Business Administration from denying federal coronavirus relief loans to multiple Wisconsin strip clubs based on their businesses’ sexual nature, ordering the government agency to start facilitating the emergency loans by Monday.

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Fired for Facebook Posts

A former American Airlines employee was fired for her posts on social media, and not for any discriminatory reason, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled. The woman was fired after her “inflammatory and racially insensitive” Facebook posts — including one that suggested ancestors of slaves should be thankful that they were “brought over here” — went viral. 

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