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 06, 2018
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Supports Sen. Cory Booker’s Release of “Committee Confidential” Documents Related to Kavanaugh’s Stance on Racial Inequality
Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right Under Law, issued the following statement after Sen. Cory Booker released emails from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's time as a White House counsel. The approximately 12 pages of...
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to DOJ’s Attack on Racial Diversity in Harvard Case
Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Statement of Interest supporting Plaintiff students suing Harvard University over affirmative action policies...
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Friday, August 24, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds Reversal of Randolph County Plan to Close Polling Locations
Today, the Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration voted down a proposal to to shutter 75% of the county’s polling places during the November election amid criticism that doing so would discriminate against African-Americans living there. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Federal Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Litigation Challenging 2020 Census Citizenship Question
On Friday (Aug. 17), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California permitted a lawsuit challenging the 11th hour addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census to move forward. The lawsuit, filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of the...
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Monday, August 20, 2018
Voting Rights Groups Demand Election Officials Reverse Plan to Close Polling Places in Majority-Black County
Yesterday, voting rights groups sent a pre-suit demand letter to the Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration objecting to a proposal to eliminate more than 75 percent of the county’s polling places and voting precincts prior to the November 2018 election, and urging the Board to abandon...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law and Co-Counsel File Lawsuit to End Unconstitutional Jailing of Poor Defendants in White County Court
Acting on behalf of thousands of individuals threatened with jail for nonpayment of court-ordered debt, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), Venable LLP, and Shults & Adams LLP filed a lawsuit today alleging that Arkansas District Court Judge Mark Derrick...
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
National Civil Rights Groups Condemns President Trump's Statements Regarding Voter ID
Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement in response to President Trump's assertion that shoppers need to show photo ID to buy groceries, in an effort to promote restrictive Voter ID laws: "What we...
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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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