Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Under the American with Disabilities Act, must my service animal be "near" me at all times?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 13, 2016

Your reading of the ADA is correct and based on your facts the library is wrong. While it is possible to file a lawsuit for violation of the ADA, I would not recommend this approach at this point. Maybe try sending a letter to the director stating the rule and requesting a discussion of this matter. You can contact a lawyer who can also send a letter which may carry more wright (letterhead of a law firm tends to make people jumpy...).

Q: What kind of attorney would I hire

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Injury Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016

Depends on the nature of what happened.

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Q: How do I file a law suit without a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

You don't have to have a lawyer, but it will help tremendously. The papers for a lawsuit have to meet specific criteria. Most non-lawyers won't be able to do it and will have their case dismissed almost immediately. Non-lawyers I've seen who file their own suits have all done a ton (e.g. weeks and weeks) of research on their own first.


Q: I have been stopped twice by the same grocery store because of my misshapen abdomen.What are my legal remedies?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

This wouldn't be a civil rights issue. I dont see anything worth the time and expense of a legal action in this situation. I wish I could offer more, but the best I have is that I would recommend frequenting a different store.

Q: Housing Discrimanation? Can I bring a case up against my property mangager ? The wrong doings and stress they have cause

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

It sounds like there's a good chance that the landlord gave you the wrong notice, ordinarily a space rent contract can't be terminated with less than 180 days notice, if at all. If you can't resolve things with your property manager, talk to your own attorney before the notice period ends and your landlord begins the eviction proceedings to review your case.

Q: Is it illegal to unblurr photos of people that news sites post, and then post the people's first and last name?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 23, 2016

Privacy law in the US is very, very weak. Generally, a photo can be published unless it is lewd, prevented by law, protected under intellectual property laws or taken in a place of reasonable expectation of privacy. The definition of "reasonable expectation of privacy" is case law driven and tends to favor the approach that if a normal person could see it, there is no expectation of privacy. Names can be published unless prevented by court order or law (this often occur with sex crimes).

Q: what can i do about arapahoe county code enforcement harassment /

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 4, 2016

More information is need. What are the circumstances that created this situation?

Q: What is a D.E.4 exactly

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 23, 2015

Page 2 uses this term as the First Amended Action

Q: Can Catoosa county jail in ringgold gas charge 5.00 for just to see nurse

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 23, 2015


Q: how close does handicap parking need to be to the building?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 23, 2015

As close as possible.

Q: I was denied by nics to purchase a riffle after I completed conditional discharge. Is this a mess up by nics

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 10, 2015

Was NICS made aware of the fact that you completed the conditional discharge?

Q: Can i install a camera in my living room with roomates.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Oct 30, 2015

Q: I was evicted from my childhood home by my half sister who inherited the house & everything else after my step dad died

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Oct 23, 2015

He probably has the authority to arrest you for trespassing (or stalking, if you return to the street). So yes.

Q: I was held for a year and never was formally charged nor did I receive an initial appearance or giving a preliminary hrn

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 23, 2015

You will never know unless you go see a private attorney for a full discussion.

Q: I am looking for a lawyer with experience in civil rights related to New Jersey Education laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 21, 2015

You should contact your county bar association's lawyer referral service. Good luck.

Q: Were my civil rights violated?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015

You have to get an attorney for the criminal case first. Then afterwards you might think about seeing an attorney for a full discussion of the issues regarding whether you even have any grounds for a lawsuit.

Q: My background was pulled and i was fired. An employee not with HR read and told me what was on it. Is it a Privacy Issue

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Law for New Mexico on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015

To answer your question will require a bit of research on most attorneys parts. You need to actually go see one about this.

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