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Legal Topics: Civil Rights

Statutes, Regulations and Rulings: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • United States Constituion, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment.
  • United States Code Title 18, Chapter 13, Civil Rights.
  • United States Code Title 42, Chapter 21, Civil Rights.
  • 42 USC § 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights.
  • 45 CFR Chapter VII, Commission on Civil Rights.
  • Minnesota Statutes, index topic Civil Rights.
  • Minnesota Rules, index topic Civil Rights.
  • Civil Rights Laws, from Findlaw.
  • Civil Rights: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, from Findlaw.
  • Resources, government:

  • United States Commission on Civil Rights.
  • Information on Filing a Complaint, with the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
  • Civil Rights Division, of the United States Department of Justice.
  • How to File a Complaint, with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • Fact Sheets, (also translated into Hmong, Spanish, and Somali) from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • File a Complaint of Discrimination, with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • Practices Prohibited, from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • Your Rights & Responsibilities, from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
  • Civil Rights § 1983 form for Prisoners is available on the Court Forms page from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
  • Resources:

  • Civil Rights, from Findlaw.
  • Civil Rights, from Wex, the Legal Encyclopedia of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
  • Equal Protection, from Wex, the Legal Encyclopedia of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
  • Federal Civil Rights Acts - Rodney A. Smolla KF4749.A745.
  • Related Topics: Prisoners.


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