Protecting Equal Rights Under the Law with 42 U.S.C. Section 1981

Our civil rights laws provide protections against race discrimination.  42 U.S.C. Section 1981 provides that: All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws … Read more

Protecting Civil Rights Against Government Abuses, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983

Federal Law provides that:  Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities … Read more