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AP: Lawsuit: 2015 redistricting violated black voters’ rights

April 24, 2017

Associated Press

“Lawmakers firmly placed their thumb on the scale by redrawing district boundaries in ways that would preserve their incumbency and freeze the status quo in place,” said Kristen Clarke

Lawsuit: GA House districts ‘gerrymandered’ to remove minority voters

April 24, 2017

AJC

“guarantee the election of white incumbents,” Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers Committee, said Monday.
Clarke said: “Reduce the ability of African-American and other minority voters to elect candidates of their choice.”
Bill Custer, a partner at Bryan Cave law firm in Atlanta, who is helping bring the suit, said, “we need to, and are able to, prove that race was used as the predominant factor for drawing the district lines.”

Suit claims Georgia voter registration violates federal law

April 20, 2017

AJC

“This case is all about making sure people who want to vote are able to vote,” Ezra Rosenberg, co-director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers’ Committee, said.

Cops Over Citizens: The Unraveling Of Obama-Era Policing Reform

April 18, 2017

WBUR 90.9

“It’s shameful that the attorney general is taking this step less than two months into his tenure to undo some of the critical work that … [has been] put in place to help get these police department on a better path,” Clarke continued. “We all want safe communities but the reality is that these police departments have a history, a long history of trumping people’s constitutional rights.”

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