Protecting the Rights of Servicemembers
The Department of Justice states: 'Congress enacted a number of laws specifically designed to protect the civil rights of servicemembers, both while they are on active duty and after they return to civilian life. These laws ensure that servicemembers will be able vote while they are stationed overseas, return to their civilian employment after completing their service and have certain civil financial protections while on active duty. Additionally, servicemembers who have been injured during their service and return to civilian life with a new disability have civil rights guaranteed by the law.'
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