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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Friday, November 16, 2018
The Trump Administration’s Changes to Title IX Hurt Survivors of Color
Today, the U.S. Department of Education took steps that could discourage students from reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and limit a thorough investigation of those complaints when they do. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced today promotes a policy that...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Federal Judge Grants Emergency TRO to Halt Illegal Mail Ballot Rejections in Gwinnett County
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, partnering with the Coalition for Good Governance , secured an important win for voters in Gwinnett County. On Sunday, November 11 th , the groups filed an emergency motion seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent officials in...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
National Civil Rights Group Condemns Former AG Jeff Sessions's Memo Restricting Use of Consent Decrees
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued a statement in response to a November 7, 2018 memo signed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposing a range of burdensome and unnecessary restrictions intended to significantly limit the Justice Department's use of consent decrees: "...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
National Civil Rights Group Responds to Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement in response to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions's legacy at the Justice Department will be one that reflects hostility to civil rights and inaction when it comes to...
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Nationwide, Non-Partisan 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection Hotline Underway for Election Day
Election Protection, the nation’s largest and longest-running nonpartisan voter protection coalition, has launched a nationwide effort to protect voting rights across the U.S. on Election Day. Election Protection, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, has launched 18 call...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Victory! Federal Court Provides Immediate Relief for Thousands of Georgia Voters
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ordered Secretary of State Brian Kemp to allow voters who have been flagged and placed in pending status due to citizenship to vote a regular ballot in the November 2018 election. Campaign Legal Center (CLC), Asian Americans Advancing...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Federal Judge in Georgia Grants Emergency Relief in Lawsuit Seeking to Halt Unlawful Mail Ballot Rejections
Yesterday, federal district court Judge Leigh May Law issued emergency relief blocking officials in Georgia from rejecting absentee ballots or applications on the alleged basis of a signature mismatch. The court’s ruling requires that any voter flagged for having a potential signature mismatch be...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns President Trump's Statement on Voting
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's October 20, 2018 tweet: "President Trump's statement regarding vote fraud is one of the most naked attempts to promote voter...
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Friday, October 12, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners filed a major lawsuit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the state of Georgia's discriminatory and unlawful "exact match" voter suppression scheme. The suit alleges that Georgia’s ‘no match, no vote’ voter...
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
National Civil Rights Groups Call for Extension of Florida Registration Deadline
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has called on the Florida Secretary of State and Division of Elections to immediately extend the state’s voter registration deadline, which is currently set for today, October 9, 2018. The request comes following Governor Scott’s declaration of...
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