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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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Reacts To Latest DOJ Assault On LGBTQ Community
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Thursday in response to the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rollback protections for transgender individuals against employment discrimination: “The...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement on Gill v. Whitford Oral Arguments
Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, delivered remarks at the Rally to End Partisan Gerrymandering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, during oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford. The Lawyers’ Committee filed an amicus curiae or...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee & Election Protection Hotline To Take LIVE Calls During Natl. Voter Reg Day
Today, Election Protection – the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil RightsUnder Law – will join hundreds of organizations across the country in a national effort to register people to vote for National Voter Registration Day. To support...
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Move By Education Department to Undermine Civil Rights Protections
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statements Friday after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Department of Education has rescinded its federal policy guidance regarding a schools’ responsibility to prevent and address sex discrimination...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Calls For Senate To Probe DOJ Connection
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement Thursday regarding the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month for an oversight hearing. “...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Files Amicus Brief In SCOTUS Case
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law this week filed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief in the United States Supreme Court in the cases challenging President Trump’s executive orders, which bar most nationals of Iran and five other predominantly Muslim countries from...
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Ahead of Tuesday’s Meeting, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Rebuts Election Commission
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is a thinly veiled attempt to undermine the voting rights of millions of Americans and is in clear violation of key government transparency laws, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law charged Monday in public comments filed...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Forced to Produce Agenda Ahead of Meeting Next Week; Commissioners Using Private Email to Conduct Official Business
In response to litigation brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity on Wednesday released its agenda for next week’s public meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Commission was created by President Trump to support...
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Stands With Young Immigrants Targeted by the Trump Administration
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement today after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted in June 2012 to defer...
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Leading Civil Rights Organization and Police Chiefs Join to Address Hate Crimes
Recognizing the critical role law enforcement and community leaders play in responding to hate crimes, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) have come together to launch a new effort that will...
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