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More Lawmakers Conclude That Hairstyle Bias Is Race Discrimination

Earlier this month, Montgomery County, Maryland, passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, or CROWN Act. The new law prohibits discrimination against people who wear natural and protective African-American hairstyles such as Afros, locks, braids and twists. It applies to employment discrimination and also public accommodation discrimination.

Thatcher Law Firm Wins Jury Trial in Federal Court

On April 12, 2016, the Thatcher Law Firm won a high profile jury trial in Federal Court on behalf of the Board of Education of Prince George's County ("School Board").  In the case of Donald T. Howerton v. Board of Education of Prince George's County (No. TDC-14-00242), after a lengthy five day trial, the jury quickly returned a verdict in favor of the School Board in just under 90 minutes.

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