ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 4:30 P.M. EST BJS SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2000 202/307-0784 MORE THAN 42,000 CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS FILED IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS DURING 1998 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 42,000 complaints alleging civil rights violations, such as discrimination in employment, housing, welfare benefits and voting rights were filed during 1998 in U.S. district courts, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
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CIVIL RIGHTS CASES FILED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURTS DECLINED BY NEARLY 20 PERCENT FROM 2003 TO 2006
WASHINGTONThe number of civil rights cases filed in U.S.