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, March 27, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Secures Critical Victory in Effort to Combat White Supremacy on Facebook Platform
Today, Facebook announced a new policy banning content that promotes white nationalism and white separatism as impermissible hate speech, following nine months of advocacy from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Facebook’s new policy declares white nationalism and white separatism...
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Monday, March 18, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Action Network Call on NY General Assembly To Tie NY Marijuana Legalization to Economic Equity Requirements
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Action Network issued a joint call to leaders of the New York State General Assembly in support of the State’s fight to ensure that the legalization of marijuana in New York State is tied to an economic opportunity program...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
Civil Rights Group Releases Report Alleging Focus On Revenue-Generation By Arkansas’s Criminal Justice System Increases Poverty And Mass Incarceration
A new report from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released today, alleges that the practice of incarcerating people who owe fees and fines as a method of “forcing” payment and thereby generating revenue for municipal budgets, has criminalized poverty, expanded mass incarceration...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Census Case
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the challenge to the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Closing Arguments Begin Today in Federal Trial Challenging Trump Administration’s 2020 Census Citizenship Question
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Public Counsel, along with law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips will deliver closing arguments in the City of San Jose v. Ross, a lawsuit that challenges the late addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census by the United...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Co-Counsel File Discrimination Charge Against Georgia Tech & the University System of Georgia Over their Use of Criminal History Records to Deny Jobs
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Outten & Golden LLP, and Atlanta-based Buckley Beal LLP recently filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the University System of...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Deliver Closing Arguments in SFFA v. Harvard
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will deliver their closing arguments in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) vs. Harvard in Federal District Court in Boston, MA in support of Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy and the importance of a diverse campus. Kristen...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Lawyers' Committee Statement on Senate Judiciary “Monster Markup”
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, out of committee and 44 candidates to serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Trump Fails to Deliver a Message of National Unity in Second State of The Union Address & Ignores Civil Rights
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Tuesday responding to President Trump’s second State of the Union address: “President Trump has spent the past two years unleashing policies that harm our nation's...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
National Civil Rights Group Commends NYS Legislation Expanding Voting Rights
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), who joins Governor Andrew Cuomo today as he signs historic legislation expanding voting rights in New York State, issued the following statement: “Today, New York is ushering...
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