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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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Civil Rights and Good Government Groups Sue Postmaster General and Others for Actions That Will Disrupt the 2020 Election Cycle
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will host a tele-press conference call with Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of the United States and the National Urban League on August 19, at 12:15 p.m. EDT, to announce the Tuesday evening filing of a federal lawsuit , against newly-...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Sues Postmaster General DeJoy and Other Officials for Disrupting 2020 Election Cycle
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, filed suit this evening in federal court for the District of Maryland on behalf of the National Urban League, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters U.S. against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Rejects General Louis DeJoy’s Suspension Claims
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under responds to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement that he will “suspend” special initiatives that have disrupted mail delivery across the country just weeks before the November election. “Louis DeJoy's latest announcement are mere words on a...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Iowa Governor Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights to Iowans with Former Convictions
Today, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) signed an executive order that reinstates the voting rights of Iowans with prior convictions. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law : "This is a victory for tens...
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Lawyers’ Committee Statement On Trump Tweet Suggesting Delay In November Election
“Dictators and despots seek to delay elections and rig the rules to maintain their grip on power. But this has never been the case in American democracy. President Trump seeks to promote chaos and confusion by suggesting that the nation’s November 3rd election should be delayed or postponed...
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Trump and Carson’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing Racially Motivated and Unlawful
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced today – without following a required notice and comment process – a final rule that would eviscerate all oversight of state and local government compliance with fair housing laws. “Decades of experience show...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Trump’s Memorandum Targeting Undocumented Immigrants in the 2020 Census is Totalitarian and Unconstitutional
President Donald Trump issued a memorandum today targeting undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census. The move decimates the federal governments’ ability to collect critical information to fund hospitals, roads, schools and more. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke ,...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Independent Facebook Content Audit Finds the Platform Has Become a Conduit for Attacks on Civil Rights
The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke , president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law : “Communities are still reeling from the rise in hate and racially motivated violence, and Facebook is not moving aggressively enough to ensure that hate is...
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Friday, July 03, 2020
Civil Rights Groups Take on City of Graham’s Protest Limitations
The city of Graham’s orders preventing groups of two or more people from protesting without police permission violates the First Amendment to the Constitution on rights to free speech and assembly, a coalition of civil rights groups led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees From Sex-Based Discrimination in the Workplace
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case today that Title VII’s protections from workplace discrimination “because of ... sex” apply to LGBTQ employees. In a trio of cases challenging discriminatory actions of employers, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects...
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