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  • Colindres v. Quietflex Manufacturing Company01/03/2012

    All workers, regardless of their race or national origin, should be treated equally in the workplace. Latino employees at Quietflex Manufacturing Company, a Houston based company that manufactures air conditioning ducts, claimed they were not treated equally....

  • Rodriguez v. Maricopa County Community College District01/03/2012

    Beginning in October 2003, a faculty member of Glendale Community College disseminated racially pernicious e-mails using a system-wide employee listserv. The messages also contained links to the faculty member’s personal web-page, which he maintained on...

  • Gutierrez v. Paragon Schmid Building Products01/03/2012

    In March 2007, MALDEF joined a class action lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars in wages owed to construction workers under California wage and hour laws. The claims for unpaid wages could affect over a thousand workers throughout California who work...

  • Indiana Voter ID (Amicus Counsel)01/03/2012

    Despite vociferous concerns expressed by representatives of traditionally marginalized voter groups, the United States Supreme Court has upheld an Indiana state law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls on Election Day. In the consolidated...

  • Escobedo v. Rogers01/03/2012

    As part of MALDEF’s national voter protection campaign during the 2008 general elections, MALDEF filed a federal lawsuit in Albuquerque, New Mexico to block threats and voter intimidation directed at eligible Latino voters. MALDEF represents two Latina voters...

  • Morales v. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel01/03/2012

    In the weeks leading up to the 2008 General Elections, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in Georgia against unconstitutional verification procedures that conflicted with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. MALDEF, along with the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights...

  • Arizona Proposition 200 (Gonzalez v. Brewer)01/03/2012

    In November 2004, Arizona voters passed Proposition 200, which requires voter registration applicants to provide documentary proof of citizenship and requires voters to provide proof of identity at the polls on Election Day. As interpreted by Arizona Secretary...

  • Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. U.S. Attorney General Holder01/03/2012

    The Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Cesar E. Chavez Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 was enacted after Congress found that vestiges of voting discrimination persist in certain areas of the United States. Days after...

  • Bartlett v. Strickland (Amicus Counsel)01/03/2012

    The United States Supreme Court will decide this term a voting rights case that could have a significant impact on state redistricting plans following the 2010 census. The case concerns a 2003 redistricting plan in North Carolina, under which the General Assembly...

  • Garrett v. City of Escondido, California01/03/2012

    In October 2006, the City of Escondido, California, passed an anti-immigration ordinance that required landlords to ensure that they were not renting property to undocumented persons within the City of Escondido, and threatened them with civil and criminal penalties...