SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
Though debtors’ prisons are by law unconstitutional, recent decades have seen a marked rise in the number of individuals who are nonetheless incarcerated for failing to pay either public or private debts.
In this open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law describes how he is not just making poor governance decisions—Facebook is exposing itself to legal liability for failure to protect the safety and civil rights of its users.
This preliminary report identifies approximately 340 instances between 1994 and the present where actions by state or local governments gave rise to either a finding of racial discrimination in voting by the Attorney
General or a court, or a change in the jurisdiction’s actions as a result of litigation brought claiming racial discrimination in voting.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protectection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
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Today, the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a letter to Senate leadership opposing the nomination of Steven Menashi to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seat formerly held by the Honorable Thurgood...
As Arguments Begin, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation’s Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., and more importantly one of the Nation’s oldest...
Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation released data on hate crimes reported in 2018 through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Behind 2017, 2018 showed the second highest rate of reported hate crimes in the past decade, and one of the most violent years on...
LOCAL NEWS Fate of Confederate monument in Pittsboro in limbo after court date delayed By Sarah Krueger, WRAL reporter PITTSBORO, N.C. — A judge was expected to rule Friday on the immediate future of the Confederate statue that stands outside the Chatham County...