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What is the role of race in redistricting? A Law School panel tackles the issue

March 23, 2017

Duke Chronicle

Marcia Johnson-Blanco—a panelist and the co-director of the voting rights project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law—agreed. She said that the redistricting process, when done improperly, can interfere with the typical principles of representative democracy.

Class-action suit alleges dearth of public defenders in Louisiana

March 22, 2017

Louisiana Record

“Without effective attorneys, poor defendants across the state are left literally defenseless against the unchecked power of local prosecutors and police,” Mateya Kelley, the Jerry Shestack Justice Fellow with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which is acting as co-counsel on the case, told the Louisiana Record.

Sen. Schumer Calls on Democrats to Boycott Neil Gorsuch Vote While Trump is Under FBI Investigation

March 22, 2017

Democracy Now!

“So, you know, the hearing is happening inside the four walls of that Senate room, but the reality is everything that’s happening in the outside world. And, you know, there have been people who have talked about the experience of Judge Merrick Garland and the political obstruction that prevented his nomination from being heard…”

Questions linger over whether labor nominee Alex Acosta will stand up for workers

March 21, 2017

The Washington Post

“It took years for the civil rights division to be rebuilt and for it to return to its core focus of enforcing civil rights in an objective matter,” said Kristen Clarke

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