Civil Rights Act 1964

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Definition

A set of procedures designed to eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future. Applicants may be seeking admission to an educational...

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Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex. See 42 U.S.C. § 2000e–2(a). When enacted, however, Title VII did not expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. See...

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Overview

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury.

Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of the...

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Oral argument: Apr. 22, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (June 13, 2008)

REVERSE DISCRIMINATION, EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE, TITLE VII, DISPARATE IMPACT, CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

Ricci v. DeStefano raises...

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Consolidated with Ricci v. DeStefano (07-1428).