42 U.S. Code Chapter 21 - CIVIL RIGHTS

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERALLY Sec. 1981. Equal rights under the law. 1981a. Damages in cases of intentional discrimination in employment. 1982. Property rights of citizens. 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights. 1984. Omitted. 1985. Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights. 1986. Action for neglect to prevent. 1987. Prosecution of violation of certain laws. 1988. Proceedings in vindication of civil rights. 1989. United States magistrate judges; appointment of persons to execute warrants. 1990. Marshal to obey precepts; refusing to receive or execute process. 1991. Fees; persons appointed to execute process. 1992. Speedy trial. 1993. Repealed. 1994. Peonage abolished. 1995. Criminal contempt proceedings; penalties; trial by jury. 1996. Protection and preservation of traditional religions of Native Americans. 1996a. Traditional Indian religious use of peyote. 1996b. Interethnic adoption. SUBCHAPTER I–A—INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS 1997. Definitions. 1997a. Initiation of civil actions. 1997a–1. Subpoena authority. 1997b. Certification requirements; Attorney General to personally sign certification. 1997c. Intervention in actions. 1997d. Prohibition of retaliation. 1997e. Suits by prisoners. 1997f. Report to Congress. 1997g. Priorities for use of funds. 1997h. Notice to Federal departments. 1997i. Disclaimer respecting standards of care. 1997j. Disclaimer respecting private litigation. SUBCHAPTER II—PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS 2000a. Prohibition against discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. 2000a–1. Prohibition against discrimination or segregation required by any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, rule or order of a State or State agency. 2000a–2. Prohibition against deprivation of, interference with, and punishment for exercising rights and privileges secured by section 2000a or 2000a–1 of this title. 2000a–3. Civil actions for injunctive relief. 2000a–4. Community Relations Service; investigations and hearings; executive session; release of testimony; duty to bring about voluntary settlements. 2000a–5. Civil actions by the Attorney General. 2000a–6. Jurisdiction; exhaustion of other remedies; exclusiveness of remedies; assertion of rights based on other Federal or State laws and pursuit of remedies for enforcement of such rights. SUBCHAPTER III—PUBLIC FACILITIES 2000b. Civil actions by the Attorney General. 2000b–1. Liability of United States for costs and attorney’s fee. 2000b–2. Personal suits for relief against discrimination in public facilities. 2000b–3. “Complaint” defined. SUBCHAPTER IV—PUBLIC EDUCATION 2000c. Definitions. 2000c–1. Omitted. 2000c–2. Technical assistance in preparation, adoption, and implementation of plans for desegregation of public schools. 2000c–3. Training institutes; stipends; travel allowances. 2000c–4. Grants for inservice training in dealing with and for employment of specialists to advise in problems incident to desegregation; factors for consideration in making grants and fixing amounts, terms, and conditions. 2000c–5. Payments; adjustments; advances or reimbursement; installments. 2000c–6. Civil actions by the Attorney General. 2000c–7. Liability of United States for costs. 2000c–8. Personal suits for relief against discrimination in public education. 2000c–9. Classification and assignment. SUBCHAPTER V—FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS 2000d. Prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on ground of race, color, or national origin. 2000d–1. Federal authority and financial assistance to programs or activities by way of grant, loan, or contract other than contract of insurance or guaranty; rules and regulations; approval by President; compliance with requirements; reports to Congressional committees; effective date of administrative action. 2000d–2. Judicial review; administrative procedure provisions. 2000d–3. Construction of provisions not to authorize administrative action with respect to employment practices except where primary objective of Federal financial assistance is to provide employment. 2000d–4. Federal authority and financial assistance to programs or activities by way of contract of insurance or guaranty. 2000d–4a. “Program or activity” and “program” defined. 2000d–5. Prohibited deferral of action on applications by local educational agencies seeking Federal funds for alleged noncompliance with Civil Rights Act. 2000d–6. Policy of United States as to application of nondiscrimination provisions in schools of local educational agencies. 2000d–7. Civil rights remedies equalization. SUBCHAPTER VI—EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2000e. Definitions. 2000e–1. Exemption. 2000e–2. Unlawful employment practices. 2000e–3. Other unlawful employment practices. 2000e–4. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 2000e–5. Enforcement provisions. 2000e–6. Civil actions by the Attorney General. 2000e–7. Effect on State laws. 2000e–8. Investigations. 2000e–9. Conduct of hearings and investigations pursuant to section 161 of title 29. 2000e–10. Posting of notices; penalties. 2000e–11. Veterans’ special rights or preference. 2000e–12. Regulations; conformity of regulations with administrative procedure provisions; reliance on interpretations and instructions of Commission. 2000e–13. Application to personnel of Commission of sections 111 and 1114 of title 18; punishment for violation of section 1114 of title 18. 2000e–14. Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council; establishment; composition; duties; report to President and Congress. 2000e–15. Presidential conferences; acquaintance of leadership with provisions for employment rights and obligations; plans for fair administration; membership. 2000e–16. Employment by Federal Government. 2000e–16a. Short title; purpose; definition. 2000e–16b. Discriminatory practices prohibited. 2000e–16c. Coverage of previously exempt State employees. 2000e–17. Procedure for denial, withholding, termination, or suspension of Government contract subsequent to acceptance by Government of affirmative action plan of employer; time of acceptance of plan. SUBCHAPTER VII—REGISTRATION AND VOTING STATISTICS 2000f. Survey for compilation of registration and voting statistics; geographical areas; scope; application of census provisions; voluntary disclosure; advising of right not to furnish information. SUBCHAPTER VIII—COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE 2000g. Establishment of Service; Director of Service: appointment, term; personnel. 2000g–1. Functions of Service. 2000g–2. Cooperation with other agencies; conciliation assistance in confidence and without publicity; information as confidential; restriction on performance of investigative or prosecuting functions; violations and penalties. 2000g–3. Reports to Congress. SUBCHAPTER IX—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 2000h. Criminal contempt proceedings: trial by jury, criminal practice, penalties, exceptions, intent; civil contempt proceedings. 2000h–1. Double jeopardy; specific crimes and criminal contempts. 2000h–2. Intervention by Attorney General; denial of equal protection on account of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. 2000h–3. Construction of provisions not to affect authority of Attorney General, etc., to institute or intervene in actions or proceedings. 2000h–4. Construction of provisions not to exclude operation of State laws and not to invalidate consistent State laws. 2000h–5. Authorization of appropriations. 2000h–6. Separability.


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