Weymouth man to appeal dismissal of civil rights lawsuit

WEYMOUTH – A resident who alleges that town officials violated the town charter and his constitutional rights by enforcing an ordinance limiting political signs is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of the case.

Robert Montgomery Thomas filed the suit in February 2016 alleging that town employees violated his rights by coming onto his property and moving a campaign sign out of view.

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White House Considers Former EEOC Lawyer for Civil-Rights Post

The White House is considering Eric Dreiband, who filed discrimination lawsuits as the top lawyer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has also defended big businesses from such lawsuits, to lead the civil rights division at the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the matter. Visit http://www.outtengolden.com/white-house-considers-former-eeoc-lawyer-for-civil-rights-post for more story

Ex-police officer Michael Slager pleads guilty to civil rights charge in Walter Scott shooting; state murder case dropped

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Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Walter Scott’s civil rights by shooting the fleeing black man five times — a sudden shift after insisting for two years he had gunned down Scott in self-defense.

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Historic site of Nashville sit-ins to be restored as eatery

The Woolworth building in downtown Nashville, where black civil rights leaders once defiantly sat at a segregated lunch counter that wouldn’t serve them, soon will celebrate the culture it once shunned by housing a soul food restaurant with live music.

Restaurant entrepreneur Tom Morales announced the project Wednesday inside the unfinished building at an unveiling. Soulful songs and powerful remarks about the building’s history echoed through the largely emptied structure lined with caution tape.

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The Grove, a witness to slavery, war and civil rights opens

Calling it a reflection of the “larger American experience,” a home that has been witness to slavery, the Civil War and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in Tallahassee.State officials on Saturday swung open the doors to The Grove, a state-owned mansion that was once the residence to Gov. LeRoy Collins. Secretary of State Ken Detzner was joined at a ribbon-cutting by members of the extended Collins family.State officials on Saturday swung open the doors to The Grove, a state-owned mansion that was once the residence to Gov. LeRoy Collins. Secretary of State Ken Detzner was joined at a ribbon-cutting by members of the extended Collins family.

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Ex-civil rights lawyer dies days after terror client’s death

Lynne Stewart Still Alive

A rebellious civil rights lawyer who was sentenced to a decade behind bars for helping a notorious Egyptian terrorist communicate with followers from his U.S. jail cell has died of cancer, three years after her release from prison.

Lynne F. Stewart, who had an unorthodox career representing small-time criminals and radicals alike before losing her law license over her dealings with the terrorist, Omar Abdel-Rahman, died Tuesday at her Brooklyn home, said her husband, Ralph Poynter. She was 77 and had recently suffered strokes.

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