Justices Rule on Retaliation Over Bias Claims; L.A.-Area Latino Leaders Face Development Dilemma

By The News May 28, 2008

Supreme Court Protects Workers Retaliation Over Racial Bias Claims On Tuesday, both conservative and liberal justices alike ruled that employees are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace, adopting a broad interpretation of workers’ rights under two federal civil rights laws. New York Times. Los Angeles’ Latino Leaders Abhor ‘Amigo Store’ Leaders of L.A. area towns want more mainstream businesses in their neighborhoods not more retailers that cater to undocumented immigrants like check cashing places, but the development would require eminent domain that would take away the homes and small businesses of many Latino families. Los Angeles Times. Voting Rights Challenged in Texas Two cases in Texas, one in Prarie View where Black college students are still fighting to make sure their votes are counted, and another case in Marshall, Texas, where voters of color claim that anti-fraud provisions are unfair excluding them from democratic process. New York Times. Report: Close Down Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp A human rights report released today by Amnesty International urged the United States to close down the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. The report singled out China, the United States, and Russia and accused the European Union of complicity in the extraordinary rendition of terrorism suspects. The European Union it said, must “set the same bar on human rights for its own members as it does for other countries.” New York Times.