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, April 17, 2018
National Civil Rights Organizations And The City Of San Jose File Lawsuit Challenging The Inclusion
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Public Counsel, along with law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of the City of San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration against the United States Department of Commerce in the Northern District of...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Attorney General's Call for the Death Penalty in Drug Cases
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Wednesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the death penalty in federal drug cases: “In no uncertain...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Seven Civil Rights Organizations Led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law File Amicus Brief In the Ninth Circuit In Support Of Nationwide Injunction Preserving DACA Program
A coalition of seven civil rights and social justice organizations led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed an amicus brief in Regents of the University of California v. DHS before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, urging the Court to affirm the district court’s nationwide...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Senate Vote To Weaken Important Banking Regulations
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Thursday after the Senate voted late Wednesday to pass legislation to weaken critical banking reforms enacted following the 2008 financial crisis: “By passing the...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Motion Seeking Relief in the 2018 Midterm Election Cycle For Georgia Voters Impacted By Unlawful Gerrymandering
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in its lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State that seeks to remedy an unlawful racial gerrymander. The lawsuit concerns Atlanta metro area Georgia House of Representatives Districts that were...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Trump Ignores Civil Rights In First State Of The Union Address
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Tuesday responding to President Trump’s first State of the Union address: “Once again, President Trump missed an opportunity to unify the country with his polarizing...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Senate For Continuing To Stack The Courts With Conservative Judges In Defiance Of Judicial Diversity & Senate Norms
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Tuesday after the Senate broke a century of tradition and confirmed a judicial nominee without having the full and complete consultation of the nominee’s home state...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files New Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Concealing Its Actions to Engage DOJ and DHS in Work of Commission on Election Integrity
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) for blocking the public release of information related to their efforts to investigate unfounded claims of voter fraud, including by coordinating with the...
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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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