Maine: Statutory Civil Law


  1. Civil Rights Act
  1. Civil Rights Act

    1. Introduction

      Maine’s Civil Rights Act provides for civil action (by the state attorney general or by private lawsuit) for certain forms of harassment or hate crimes that interfere with a person’s constitutional rights. For example, where a WMC victim is specifically targeted because of his or her race, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical or sensory handicaps, the Civil Rights Act may provide relief.

    2. Text of Statute(s)

      Me. Rev. Stat. 5 § 4681(1) (civil action by attorney general)

      Me. Rev. Stat. 5 § 4682(1-A) (civil actions by aggrieved persons)

    3. Cases

      A search of Maine law did not reveal any cases that are factually relevant or analogous to WMC’s target situations.

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