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, 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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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Condemns Governor DeSantis’s Endorsement of Anti-Voting Rights Bill
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemns the Florida legislature for passing SB 7066, legislation that undermines the will of the people who passed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. Amendment 4 would restore voting rights those with felony convictions who are no...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Presents House Testimony on Auto Lending Discrimination
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law , will testify before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at tomorrow’s committee hearing “Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
National Civil Rights Organization Calls for Facebook to Immediately Remove Militia Group Postings Holding Migrants Hostage
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued a demand letter to Facebook yesterday calling for the company to remove various videos and content posted by members of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an extremist militia group that has a history of illegally holding people...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Supreme Court Argument Regarding 2020 Census
Today the United States Supreme Court heard 90 minutes of argument in one of the current term’s most consequential cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, et al, a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Following the argument, Kristen...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities from Discriminatory Privacy Abuses
Today, 26 civil society organizations sent a letter to Congress calling on legislators to ensure that any federal privacy legislation addresses the discriminatory impacts of commercial data practices and protects people of color, women, religious minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Civil and Voting Rights Organizations Oppose Tennessee’s Proposed Restrictions to Voter Registration Drives
A collective of national civil and voting rights organizations sent a letter to the Tennessee General Assembly asking them to reject bill SB971/HB1079 that would create burdensome requirements, threatening civil and criminal penalties for individuals and groups conducting voter registration drives...
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