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The Civil Rights Act of 1964
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An experienced attorney, Andrew Barovick represents clients in a range of cases, including false arrest, criminal defense, and personal injury, as a partner at Alegria & Barovick LLP. Andrew Barovick also maintains a strong interest in the deepest underpinnings of the legal system, including matters surrounding civil rights.

One of the foundational legal acts in modern history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and laid out several fundamental axes on which people could not be discriminated against. It disallowed employers from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and in so doing diminished the power of several laws that discriminated against and disenfranchised people based on these criteria.

It also set out several restrictions on federal support for discriminatory programs, effectively ending the use of federal funds for such activities. The Department of Education and the Commission on Civil Rights gained new powers and authorizations as a result of the act as well. Eventually, the Act was expanded to affect elderly citizens and those with disabilities.

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