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Lawyers’ Committee National Spokesman Hill Harper: Voter purge case a civil rights matter

January 5, 2018

The Detroit News

Attempts to disenfranchise African-Americans and other racial minorities have reached a new low. While suppression tactics may have evolved, the victims of systemic efforts to disenfranchise have not changed.

Obama-era reforms are actually improving law enforcement. So why is Trump ending them?

January 4, 2018

The Sacramento Bee

Trump’s record of backing away from criminal justice reform is already disturbingly clear.

The Trump Administration Just Derailed a Key Obama Rule on Housing Segregation

January 4, 2018

City Lab

The Trump administration is rolling back the deadline for a key rule on fair housing made into law under President Barack Obama—a change with potentially broad consequences for racial segregation.

Trump Closes Voter Fraud Panel That Bickered More Than It Revealed

January 4, 2018

The New York Times

“I think you’re going to see a lot of different issues pop up that will give judges and the public pause,” Jon Greenbaum, the chief counsel at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

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