Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Setting The Record Straight: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds To AG Sessions’ Statement Marking MLK Day
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law responded Tuesday to remarks made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His remarks comes less than one month after he revoked 25 critical legal guidance documents, particularly those concerning civil rights...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns President’s Call To DHS To Review Unfounded Claims of Voter Fraud
President Trump on Wednesday issued an Executive Order dissolving the ill-conceived Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The President’s action was the result of the transparency forced on the Commission by litigation brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to President Trump's Executive Order Disbanding Highly Controversial Election Integrity Commission
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement after President Trump issued a January 3, 2018 Executive Order disbanding the highly controversial Election Integrity Commission: "The President's Election...
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Friday, December 22, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns DOJ’s Decision to Revoke Critical Legal Guidance Documents
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement reacting to news of the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to revoke 25 critical legal guidance documents, particularly those that sought to provide support to...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) To Take Calls LIVE During Alabama’s Special Election
Election Protection , the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will provide live assistance for voters in Alabama on Election Day this year. Alabama voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, December 12 , to vote in the...
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Federal Judge In Arkansas Dismisses Case Brought By Private Probation Company
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Wednesday applauded the dismissal of a case in the Eastern District Court of Arkansas that highlighted the systemic problems inherent in the use of a for-profit company to manage peoples’ lives through the criminal justice system. The case of...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Amicus Brief Showing How Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Harms Cities
This week, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and a group of housing scholars filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief in City of Oakland v. Wells Fargo & Co. a case pending in the U.S...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Lawyers' Committee Responds to FBI's Newly Released 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crimes Data
Today, the FBI released its 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) hate crimes data which shows a five percent increase in hate crimes data reported by law enforcement agencies over the last year, with the majority (59 percent) of hate crimes targeting people on the basis of race and ethnicity; over 50...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Overly Burdensome Dual Voter Registration System
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), and private co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s overly burdensome and confusing voter registration process that has disenfranchised 26,000 voters in Maricopa County alone. Maricopa is the...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Statement Condemning Hate-Filled Mailers Circulated Around the Country
Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement responding to racist campaign mailers sent to voters around the country targeting minority candidates. “We denounce and condemn the recent slew of hate-filled...
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