September 26, 2012

Overweight Massachusetts Woman Outraged That She Was Refused Medical Treatment

Ida Davidson, a Massachusetts woman, is outraged after a doctor turned her away because of her weight. Davidson, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, claims that Dr. Helen Carter, a primary care physician at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, refused to treat her because she is clinically obese. Davidson claims the center has adopted a policy after several of her employees were injured while helping overweight patients. It remains unclear what type of injuries her employees […]
September 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
August 29, 2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bans driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed an executive order reiterating that state agencies are required to deny licenses and other taxpayer-funded public benefits to “unlawfully present aliens.” The order includes those undocumented immigrants who are approved to stay and work in the U.S. for another two years under the federal government’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Brewer backed his order by stating that even though an alien may receive a deportation reprieve, it […]