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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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Trump’s Encouragement of Voting Twice is Illegal, Intended to Create Election Chaos
President Donald Trump visited North Carolina on Wednesday and encouraged a group of his supporters to cast their ballot twice —one time by mail and one time in person. Trump’s comments come as he continues to attack the sanctity of our elections and vote-by-mail, which has been proven to be safe...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Calls for U.S. Department of Justice Hate Crime Investigation
Kenosha, Wisconsin residents have been on edge for more than three days after Jacob Blake, a Black resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot in the back while in front of his children on Sunday, by a white police officer. Overnight, protests prompted by Blake’s shooting were interrupted by fatal...
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Slams Controversial Tennessee Anti-Protester Law
On Thursday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed SB 8005 , a bill that imposes a series of criminal penalties and mandatory minimum sentences on those engaged in certain demonstration and protest activity. Under the law, Tennessee protesters face felony conviction and harsher penalties, including...
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Friday, August 21, 2020
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Denounces Trump’s Plan to Station Law Enforcement at Polling Locations
On August 20, President Trump announced that he will be stationing federal troops at polling sites in November. With an unprecedented number of Americans expected to vote in the upcoming election, and polling places limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure free and fair elections that...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Civil Rights and Good Government Groups Sue Postmaster General and Others for Actions That Will Disrupt the 2020 Election Cycle
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will host a tele-press conference call with Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of the United States and the National Urban League on August 19, at 12:15 p.m. EDT, to announce the Tuesday evening filing of a federal lawsuit , against newly-...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Sues Postmaster General DeJoy and Other Officials for Disrupting 2020 Election Cycle
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, filed suit this evening in federal court for the District of Maryland on behalf of the National Urban League, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters U.S. against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Rejects General Louis DeJoy’s Suspension Claims
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under responds to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement that he will “suspend” special initiatives that have disrupted mail delivery across the country just weeks before the November election. “Louis DeJoy's latest announcement are mere words on a...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Iowa Governor Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights to Iowans with Former Convictions
Today, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) signed an executive order that reinstates the voting rights of Iowans with prior convictions. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law : "This is a victory for tens...
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee Statement On Trump Tweet Suggesting Delay In November Election
“Dictators and despots seek to delay elections and rig the rules to maintain their grip on power. But this has never been the case in American democracy. President Trump seeks to promote chaos and confusion by suggesting that the nation’s November 3rd election should be delayed or postponed...
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Trump and Carson’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing Racially Motivated and Unlawful
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced today – without following a required notice and comment process – a final rule that would eviscerate all oversight of state and local government compliance with fair housing laws. “Decades of experience show...
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