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Sunday, February 01, 2004

Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Forty Years Old - Have We Gone Too Far?

The Pioneer Press of the Twin Cities editorializes about how discrimination laws have evolved since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Two areas where it finds tension are the treatment of religious organizations and the establishment of language and conduct codes in response to hostile environment type claims. While certainly no one can deny the great good that has come from the Act, that does not mean there should not be serious thought and discussion about consequences which may not be positive. Thanks to David E. Bernstein at the Volokh Conspiracy for the pointer. And check out Bernstein's article about what he sees as the growing conflict between antidiscrimination laws and civil liberties.

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