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, April 15, 2010
Lawyers’ Committee Honors Legacy of Benjamin Hooks
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law joins the nation in mourning the loss of civil rights icon Benjamin Hooks, former executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mr. Hooks was indeed a stalwart champion for issues affecting minorities and poor persons across the United States.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Appeal Filed in Mississippi Civil Rights Suit Against HUD
On behalf of the Mississippi State Conference NAACP, the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center and four individual plaintiffs, lawyers from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC, the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, today filed an appeal in a case involving $570 million of emergency relief funds that were intended to assist low- and moderate-income victims of Hurricane Katrina, but instead were diverted to an expansion of the Port of Gulfport, Miss.
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Lawyers' Committee Applauds U.S. Senate's Passage of Critical Landmark Hate Crimes Bill
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Executive Director Barbara Arnwine released the statement below regarding the U.S. Senate's passage yesterday of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act:
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Monday, June 29, 2009
Lawyers' Committee Outraged by U.S. Supreme Court's Ricci Decision
In a 5 to 4 decision in the case of Ricci v. DeStefano, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the city of New Haven, Connecticut violated Title VII when it declined to make promotions in the fire department on the basis of a test that disproportionately screened out minority candidates.
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