The Civil Rights Act of 1871 was passed to enforce the rights guaranteed by the Civil Rights Amendments, the 13th, 14th, and 15th. These laws provide civil remedies to protect civil rights including:
Your civil rights are contained not only in the Constitution of the United States, but in various laws that have been passed over the years as well.
From time to time, various infringements on civil rights have received publicity. Police misconduct cases had the largest share in the last decade. However, these laws can be applied to protect rights in other ways as well. We have used these laws against schools attempting to expel students without a proper hearing as well as for race discrimination and sexual harassment.
If you have been subjected to such violations, or had any of your other civil rights violated, contact us. We can help.