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Rumsfeld cancels Germany trip under war crimes cloud
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has canceled plans to fly to Germany in February to attend the Munich Conference on Security Policy , giving rise to speculation that the cancellation is connected with a war crimes complaint brought against (More)
Civil rights commission yanks report critical of Bush rights record
The US Commission on Civil Rights , newly reconstituted with the addition of a new Republican chairman and another Republican appointee , has removed from its website a controversial staff report highly critical of the civil rights policies of the (More)
Ex-college president charged in $5M student loan fraud
The former president of Morris Brown College, an historically black institution in Atlanta, Georgia, has been charged with taking out some $5 million in unauthorized federal student loans in the names of students who did not want them and using the (More)
Bush names new appointees to Civil Rights Commission
President Bush has named Gerald Reynolds and Ashley Taylor to the US Commission on Civil Rights. Reynolds, formerly asssitant secretary of the office of civil rights in the Department of Education, is expected to replace Mary Frances Berry as chairm (More)
BREAKING NEWS ~ Homeland Security Secretary Ridge has resigned
Reuters is reporting that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has resigned. AP has more on the resignation, with quotes from Ridge and additional speculation on likely successors to the Homeland Security post. (More)
Rumsfeld, other US officials facing war crimes charges in Germany
The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and four Iraqi citizens will file a criminal complaint in Germany Tuesday against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and seven other high-ranking US officials, seeking to hold the officials accounta (More)
Republican convention protesters file suit over detention
Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the New York chapter of the National Lawyers Guild have filed a class action suit against New York city officials, saying the officials violated the constitutional rights of protestors by orchest (More)
Enforcement of civil rights law declines during Bush years, study says
Federal enforcement of civil rights laws declined sharply during the Bush administration, according to a new study released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan research center housed at Syracuse University. According t (More)
Civil rights commission splits on Bush report
The US Commission on Civil Rights failed Friday to approve a controversial report on the rights record of the Bush administration when the 8 member panel split 4-4 on the vote to adopt the draft document. The Commission came under heavy scrutiny w (More)
Gonzales nomination met with mixed reaction
Reaction to President Bush's nomination of White House Counsel, and former Texas Supreme Court Judge, Alberto Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as US Attorney General has been mixed, with most of the criticism citing Gonzales' role in settin (More)