TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 8, 2014

The Obama administration today issued new guidelines banning federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, the Associated Press reports. The move expands the current ban on profiling based on race or ethnicity. Civil rights advocates say they welcome the broader protections, but are disappointed that the rules do not apply to airport security and border checkpoints and are not binding on state and local police.