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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LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW TAKES LEGAL ACTION TO UNDO $2.5M ‘SILENT SAM’ DEAL ON BEHALF OF UNC STUDENTS
UNC System’s Settlement with Neo-Confederate Group Prompts Outrage from Civil Rights Groups, Students and Faculty Chapel Hill, NC– Today the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a motion in Orange County Superior Court to intervene and set aside a $2.5...
North Carolina’s attorney general, on Wednesday, lashed out at a plan by the University of North Carolina to give $2.5 million for the upkeep of a Civil War memorial by a Confederate heritage group, saying the money could be better used to help students.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch of the NAACP Are Encouraged By the Most Recent Action In the Long-Running Leandro Case
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch of the NAACP is encouraged by the most recent action in the long-running Leandro case: the release of the court-ordered report by independent consultant WestEd, “Sound Basic Education for All—An Action Plan...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Intervention on Behalf of Students to Defend Diversity and Promote Inclusive Access at UT-Austin
WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and pro bono counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP, and Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, filed a petition in State District Court of Travis County, Texas to intervene in a...
As Trial for the Murder of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III Begins, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Calls for Action
In May 2017, 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III was murdered in an alleged hate crime at a bus stop outside of the University of Maryland's campus by an individual with ties to an extremist group, Alt-Reich. The defendant’s evidence of racial animus will be a critical focal...