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.
Fair & Free Elections
Blog, Press Releases & Newsclips
Norfolk, Va– A new federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit filed this week alleges that the city of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, with approval and financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, have embarked on a...
UNC students and faculty try to block a settlement that uses university funds to preserve a Confederate monument
Group Appeals Denial of Students’ and Faculty Motion to Intervene Chapel Hill, NC– Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a notice of appeal from the denial of their clients’ Motion to Intervene in North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate...
New York Judge Issues Landmark Ruling Affecting More than a Million New York Voters in Advance of the April 2020 Primary Election
Judge Orders that All Inactive Voters’ Names Must Be Included on Lists Maintained at All New York Polling Places After Finding That Voters’ Rights Were Violated WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late Friday, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York...
Washington, D.C. – Today, Secretary Ben Carson and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its website that will be published shortly and that, if finalized, would gut the department’s oversight of its local...
PHOENIX, AZ—Today, voting rights advocates celebrated a significant win for Arizonans that will make it easier for residents to exercise their fundamental right to vote. The victory was declared after the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of...