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.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
As Arguments Begin, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation’s Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., and more importantly one of the Nation’s oldest anti-discimination statutes, Section...
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Friday, October 04, 2019
Supreme Court Grants Cert in Louisiana Abortion Case
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review a Fifth Circuit decision in June Medical Services v. Gee concerning Act 620, a Louisiana law that would require an abortion provider to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the site of an abortion. Dariely...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Image Federal Court Blocks Tennessee Law That Restricts Voter Registration Efforts
Judge Aleta A. Trauger issued an opinion granting a preliminary injunction in Tennessee N.A.A.C.P v. Hargett, enjoining a new Tennessee law that threatens criminal and civil penalties on civic engagement organizations that conduct voter registration drives, both informal and formal, at local...
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Trump Administration’s Proposal to Reform Housing Policy
In Response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to reform the housing finance system and remove government-sponsored entities (GSEs) from conservatorship – notably, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Immigrant Rights Group: New Asylum Rule Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) condemns the final rule adopted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security today. The new rule places an additional burden on asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border – including unaccompanied...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Response to Justice Department’s Decision to Not Prosecute N.Y.P.D. Officer Responsible for Death of Eric Garner
In response to the Justice Department’s decision to not pursue federal charges against a New York City Police Officer in the death of Eric Garner, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement: “The tragic...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Celebrates Anniversary of Historic 19th Amendment Securing the Right for Women to Vote
Today, as the United States recognizes the historic anniversary commemorating the passage of the 19 th Amendment which secured the right to vote for women, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law made the following statement: “Today we...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Condemns Senator McConnell’s Statement Regarding the Filling of a Supreme Court Vacancy in the 2020 Election Cycle
In response to Senator Mitch McConnell’s statement, issued during a May 28, 2019 speech at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, vowing to fill any Supreme Court vacancy that might arise in the 2020 presidential election cycle, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the...
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Recognizes 65 Year Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Ruling
Today, in recognition of the 65 th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement: “65 years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown...
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling Abandoning Precedent in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt
In response to the recent Supreme Court decision in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt , where the court ruled that a state cannot be sued in the courts of another state without its consent, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under...
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