Quimbee Civil Rights Law CLE Online
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An Overview of Civil Rights Law
Civil right law concerns the right to be free from unequal treatment based on protected characteristics. Some characteristics that have been deemed protected include race, sex, religion, age, and national origin.
The foundation for much of modern civil rights jurisprudence comes out of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Amendments. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, which were passed during the Reconstruction Era immediately after the Civil War, were a major expansion of civil rights. These amendments were largely aimed at helping victims of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment explicitly abolishes slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law, and the Fifteenth Amendment prohibits the government from denying citizens the right to vote based on their membership in a protected class.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000, was another prominent expansion of civil rights. Under that act, Congress prohibited discrimination based on "race, color, religion, or national origin" in public places that have a connection to interstate commerce or are supported by the state.
A number of other civil rights laws have been enacted at the federal level, including the Twenty-Fourth Amendment; Voting Rights Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. § 1973; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621; Civil Rights Act of 1968, Pub.L. 90–284; and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Civil Rights Law?
Certainly, any attorney working directly in civil rights law would benefit from a CLE course in that area. Additionally, employment lawyers involved in cases such as discriminatory hiring are likely to find value in these courses. Further, real estate lawyers who deal with the Fair Housing Act must stay up-to-date with this area of civil right law. And because developments in civil rights are often hot-button, newsworthy issues, many lawyers in other areas would likely find a civil rights law CLE course to be relevant and engaging.