May 11, 2017
“So what it leaves open right now is, can cities who brought this kind of case establish the kind of proximate cause the court has flagged in this decision?” says Joe Rich, a fair housing expert for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
May 8, 2017
The New York Times
Regardless, it prompted an uproar. Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called the statement “shameful.”
May 8, 2017
The Washington Post
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said that “it will be important for the Senate to carefully review his record if he indeed is the nominee because he has been on both sides of civil rights matters.”
“His experience handling some civil rights matters does not answer key questions about his views on voting rights, policing reform and other core aspects of the division’s work,” Clarke said.
May 4, 2017
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a Washington-based advocacy group that sued on behalf of civil rights organizations, argued that the state has been aware of their concerns since the end of March.
“We’re talking about taking away the right to cast a ballot in a very important election regardless of who you are,” Julie Houk, with the Lawyers’ Committee, said in court.