Baltimore Officers Will Face No Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into possible civil rights violations by six police officers in the 2015 death of Mr. Gray.

Trump’s Choice for Top Civil Rights Job Defends Private-Sector Work

Eric S. Dreiband, the nominee to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division, defended Abercrombie & Fitch over its firing of a Muslim woman and fought the agency over transgender bathroom access.

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.

New Jersey Accepts Rights for People in Quarantine to End Ebola Suit

By MARC SANTORA July 27, 2017 A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa in 2014, only to wind up isolated in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital, ended her lawsuit against the state on Thursday with a settlement that spells out rights for people...

Decades Later, Memphis to Compensate Black Sanitation Strikers of 1968

By ALAN BLINDER July 25, 2017 For 63 mostly uninterrupted years, the rhythms of Elmore Nickleberry’s life have included the rumbles and roars of Memphis’s sanitation trucks. Even now, at 85 and the longest-tenured employee in the city’s...