The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division wrote to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that HB2 (see our previous blog posts about HB2 here and here), a law banning public agencies from allowing transgender individuals to using restroom and locker room facilities that correspond with their gender identity, violates two federal civil rights laws.
The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter yesterday to Gov. Pat McCrory, giving him until Monday, May 9, to “confirm” that he does not plan to enforce the “bathroom” provisions of HB 2 as they apply to public agencies.
In a major turn of events today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will finally drop its four-year long legal battle against Harborside Health Center (and its landlords) to seize the commercial properties in which Harborside operates in Oakland and San Jose, California.
Pursuing a classic “carrot and stick” approach to incentivizing corporate self-disclosure of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and individual wrongdoing connected to FCPA violations, the DOJ Fraud Section announced a new FCPA pilot program aimed at providing transparency into the benefits of self-disclosing FCPA violations, and the consequences of not self-disclosing.
Public entities and private businesses have been waiting for years – since 2010 – for the Department of Justice to issue regulations setting a standard for website accessibility.