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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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on SCOTUS 5-4 Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, ruling that requiring non-members of public sector unions to pay fair share fees violates the First Amendment. Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued...
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil rights Under Law Issues Statement On the Police-Involved Shooting of Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement following the police-involved shooting death of Antwon Rose II in East Pittsburgh, PA: “Yet again, t he crisis of police-involved shootings across our country has...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Blasts OMB’s Proposal to Combine the Departments of Labor and Education
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement following the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s plan that outlines a major overhaul of the executive branch, including the merging of the Education...
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement: SCOTUS Decision on Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), issued the following statement Monday regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, holding that the process at issue - failure to...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Letter to LA County Clerk Following Massive 118k-person Voting Error
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) issued a letter to Dean C. Logan, County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County to express grave concerns and demand an explanation regarding the removal of 118,522 registered voters from the voter rolls...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
National Civil Rights Groups File New Major Lawsuit Against Secretary Ben Carson and HUD Over Suspension of Critical Fair Housing Rule
A coalition of national fair housing groups today asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to order the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reinstate a federal requirement that local and state governments address segregated housing patterns as a condition of receiving HUD...
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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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