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The Bush Presidency and Development and Debate Over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation


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Bush Presidency and Development and Debate over Civil Rights Policy and Legislation offers a wide range information relevant to civil rights and several White House documentary collections essential to political and legal research. Files from various White House Staff Offices and the entire White House's central correspondence file subject category on Human Rights (HU) has been included in this collection. In addition, three central correspondence files collections from FG017 (Department of Justice), FG026-01 (Civil Rights, Office of [Department of Education]), and FG093 (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights) offer substantial documentation on civil rights application and debate during the Bush Administration.

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Date Range: 1989-1991 (small amount of materials from 1981-1989)

Content: 133,499 pages

Source Library: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 represented the first effort since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to modify some of the basic procedural and substantive rights provided by federal law in employment discrimination cases. It afforded the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introduced the possibility of emotional distress damages, while limiting the amount that a jury could award.

The 1991 Act added a new subsection to Title VII, codifying the disparate impact theory of discrimination and essentially putting the law back as it had been prior to the notable Wards Cove labor dispute of 1989. The Act also provided employment discrimination protection to employees of Congress and some high-level political appointees. Lastly, Title VII and Americans with Disabilities Act coverage was extended to include American and American-controlled employers operating abroad.

Primary source content includes memoranda, talking points, correspondence, legal briefs, transcripts, news summaries, draft legislation, statements of administration policy and more covering a broad range of civil rights issues.

Many of the documents in this collection are from the White House Counsels Office Files of Nelson Lund, Fred Nelson, Lee Liberman and C. Boyden Gray.

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