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Annual Statutory Enforcement Reports

Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2018 An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

In 2018, the Commission assessed minority voter access around the country, and evaluated the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act since 2006, in particular after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2017 Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color

This report examines the reality and real harm of cities imposing fines and fees on residents to raise city funds rather than to secure legal compliance and increase public safety and DOJ’s enforcement efforts to encourage constitutional practices and hold jurisdictions accountable for constitutional violations.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2016 Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency's Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12,898

This report examines whether the Environmental Protection Agency is complying with its environmental justice obligations.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2015 The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities

This report examines the civil rights and constitutional concerns that the Commission raised with the DHS and component agencies over the treatment of adult and minor immigrant detainees who are being held under federal law in detention centers across the country.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2014 Patient Dumping

This report examines the enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act which addresses situations where hospitals fail to screen, treat, or appropriately transfer patients and is a possible violation of federal law, including civil rights laws.