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Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Texas
Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Arkansas
Bennett Law Firm, P.A., The Maine
Bennett Law Firm, P.A., The New Hampshire
Bos & Glazier, Trial Attorneys Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cardelli Lanfear P.C. Detroit, MI
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton, New York
Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC New Orleans, Louisiana
Ferris & Britton, A Professional Corporation San Diego, California
Fusthy & Manyai Law Office Budapest, Hungary
Ganfer & Shore, LLP New York, New York
Haglund Kelley, LLP Portland, Oregon
Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C. Knoxville, Tennessee
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC Hackensack, New Jersey
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC Newark, New Jersey
Masters Law Firm, L.C., The Charleston, West Virginia
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego, California
Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. Coral Gables, Florida
Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. Miami, Florida
Njoroge Regeru & Company Kenya
Norchi Forbes, LLC Cleveland, Ohio
Ogborn Mihm LLP Denver, Colorado
Rosen Hagood Charleston, South Carolina
Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A. Wilmington, Delaware
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston, Massachusetts
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Nashville, Tennessee
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee
Szilagyi & Daly Hartford, Connecticut
Timmins LLC Denver, Colorado

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The laws associated with Civil Rights protect those rights as written and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. Such rights covered by civil rights law include under the right to due process, the equal treatment of every individual with respect to the enjoyment and freedom of life, liberty, property, and protection.

Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular protected group or class. Statutes on the state and federal levels have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a persons race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances, sexual preference.

The most prominent modern civil rights legislation is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in public establishments that have a connection to interstate commerce or is supported by the state. Public establishments include places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, motels, trailer parks), restaurants, gas stations, bars, taverns, and places of entertainment in general. Title VI of the civil rights act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination where the employer is engaged in interstate commerce. There are other acts which deal specifically with other types of discrimination, such as discrimination based on age or disability.