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Posted on: 2020/09/20

CCDC mourns the passing of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Julie Reiskin, CCDC Executive Director Kevin Williams, CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program Director There are no appropriate expressions to describe the magnificence of this Supreme Court Justice except to say she got the message. Justice Bader Ginsburg …

Posted on: 2020/08/27

Jury Trial Protocols The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has adopted the following protocols for conducting jury and bench trials in the Arraj and Rogers Courthouses in Denver during the COVID-19 pandemic.   SUMMONING AND SCREENING OF POTENTIAL JURORS   Anticipating a higher rate of excused jurors, the Jury Division has increased …

Posted on: 2020/07/17

Photo of Kevin Williams, CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program Director, wearing a suit and seated in front of poster of Justice Thurgood Marshall with caption, “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow human beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” I have tried to follow what I can regarding everything that has been posted on …

Posted on: 2020/05/25

As many of us know, Memorial Day (formally known as “Decoration Day”) exists for the purpose of remembering, i.e., memorializing, those brave human beings who have died and fallen in combat to protect true and real liberties of this Great Nation! To all of them, so many of whom returned to our country as people …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 1  and Part 2 for other important related information. THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES AND EXPLANATION OF THE LEGAL BACKGROUND REGARDING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION THAT MAY OCCUR BY PLASMA CENTERS, INCLUDING CSL PLASMA: According to their website, CSL Plasma states the following with respect to “Who Can Donate?” Anyone in good health, 18 or older, …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 1  and Part 3 for other important related information. CCDC MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ATTEMPTED TO DONATE PLASMA TO CSL PLASMA (See all locations set forth in Part 1 of this Alert): DO YOU NEED TO EARN MONEY? (Silly question, we know.) DO YOU WANT TO SAVE LIVES BY HELPING YOUR …

Posted on: 2020/04/08

Please see Part 2  and Part 3 for other important related information. HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY AND ATTEMPTING TO DONATE PLASMA TO A CSL PLASMA CENTER IN COLORADO BECAUSE OF YOUR DISABILITY? For example, were you denied the opportunity to donate plasma and receive payment for doing so for a disability-related …

Posted on: 2020/04/06

English/Español CCDC’s Civil Rights Legal Program has numerous and growing concerns regarding discrimination against people with disabilities as a direct result of decision-making by both private and public entities occurring during the pandemic. When a crisis hits, as we all know (or at least our community is now finding out) people with disabilities and our …

Posted on: 2020/03/01

55 years ago on March 7, 1965, an estimated 525 to 600 champions of civil rights began the first of several nonviolent marches and risked their lives and limbs literally and attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge to make this country a more perfect nation. So many people crossed the bridge from Selma to Montgomery, …

Posted on: 2020/01/27

You know who you are! Yesterday, January 26, 2020, at approximately 2:00 PM at the parking lot at 14th St. and Market Street at least until approximately 5:30 PM. It may very well be that such language in the title of this blog is unbecoming of the Legal Program Director of a statewide well-established and …


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