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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Monday, June 01, 2020
The Looming and Militarized Presence of Police and the National Guard Could Make Matters and Voting Worse on Election Day
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will monitor elections across the country on Tuesday through its national Election Protection program with a focus on Pennsylvania, Missouri (municipal elections), New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Montana, and South...
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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Mark Zuckerberg's Decision to Continue Publishing President Trump's Tweets Glorifying Violence
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law responds to a statement issued on Friday night by Mark Zuckerberg outlining Facebook's decision to continue publishing President Trump's statements calling for for violence against Minneapolis protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Stroman’s Murky Postal Service Departure is a Direct Assault on the Reliability of America’s Vote-By-Mail Elections
The public deserves clarity around the status of Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman today as reports indicate that he has either resigned, been forced out of his position, or both, at the U.S. Postal Service. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke , president and executive director...
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Voting Rights Advocates Intervene to Stop Illegitimate Purge of Eligible Pennsylvania Voters
Purging lawful voters from Pennsylvania’s voter rolls is illegal and undemocratic, voting rights groups said today while filing a motion to intervene to protect voting rights in the state. Common Cause Pennsylvania and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania filed the motion in a federal lawsuit...
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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Releases State Election Law Resource
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights published an online resource that allows users to easily search information about every state’s election procedures. Complicated state level procedures for voting are often confusing and difficult to navigate in the best of times. This problem is only...
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Friday, April 24, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to CDC’s Preliminary Release of COVID-19 Race Data
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued a new demand letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), calling for increased transparency and immediate action in response to COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities and other communities of...
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Thursday, April 09, 2020
Federal Judge Orders ICE to Release Four Detained Immigrants at Risk of Serious Illness or Death From COVID-19 Infection
A federal judge has ordered the release of four immigrants detained in two ICE detention centers in California on the grounds that their age and medical conditions make them especially vulnerable to the potentially fatal COVID-19 infection. “None of these [individuals] is in a position to...
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Monday, April 06, 2020
National Civil Rights Group and Hundreds of Medical Professionals Call on the Trump Administration and States to Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Tests, Cases and Outcomes
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and nearly 400 medical professionals issued a demand letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and its relevant sub-agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calling for the release of...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Election Protection Overview of Barriers Faced by Voters in Illinois, Florida and Arizona Primary Elections
On March 17, voters in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois cast ballots in their respective state’s presidential preference primaries. The primary election in Ohio did not go forward after state officials moved to postpone the election. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law leads Election...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Trump's Call for Supreme Court Recusals
President Trump issued a statement calling for Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor to recuse themselves from Supreme Court matters. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Under Law, issued the following statement in response: "President Trump's call for Justices...
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