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, May 08, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Condemns Governor DeSantis’s Endorsement of Anti-Voting Rights Bill
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemns the Florida legislature for passing SB 7066, legislation that undermines the will of the people who passed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. Amendment 4 would restore voting rights those with felony convictions who are no...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Presents House Testimony on Auto Lending Discrimination
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law , will testify before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at tomorrow’s committee hearing “Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
National Civil Rights Organization Calls for Facebook to Immediately Remove Militia Group Postings Holding Migrants Hostage
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued a demand letter to Facebook yesterday calling for the company to remove various videos and content posted by members of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an extremist militia group that has a history of illegally holding people...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Supreme Court Argument Regarding 2020 Census
Today the United States Supreme Court heard 90 minutes of argument in one of the current term’s most consequential cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, et al, a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Following the argument, Kristen...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities from Discriminatory Privacy Abuses
Today, 26 civil society organizations sent a letter to Congress calling on legislators to ensure that any federal privacy legislation addresses the discriminatory impacts of commercial data practices and protects people of color, women, religious minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Civil and Voting Rights Organizations Oppose Tennessee’s Proposed Restrictions to Voter Registration Drives
A collective of national civil and voting rights organizations sent a letter to the Tennessee General Assembly asking them to reject bill SB971/HB1079 that would create burdensome requirements, threatening civil and criminal penalties for individuals and groups conducting voter registration drives...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Coalition of National and State Organizations Condemns Proposed Voter Suppression Measure in Tennessee
This week, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and state partners—the Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Democracy Nashville-Democratic Community, League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Urban League of Middle Tennessee, The Equity Alliance, and Tennessee Black Voter Project—issued...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Law Enforcement and Civil Rights Organizations Team to Address Hate Crimes
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) today released an Action Agenda for Enhancing the Response to Hate Crimes. The IACP and Lawyers’ Committee encourage all stakeholders to use the action agenda as...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Opposes Historic Senate Rule Change
In response to the U.S. Senate changing the time allowed for post-cloture debate of nominees for the federal judiciary, Erinn Martin Policy Counsel at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement: “Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the “...
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Monday, April 01, 2019
Groups File Amicus Brief in SCOTUS 2020 Census Citizenship Case
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Public Counsel, and Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of their clients, the City of San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, in Department of Commerce v. New York, 18-966, a case arising in New...
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