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Lawyers’ Committee Honors Legacy of Civil Rights Champion Julian Bond

August 17, 2015

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2015 – As the nation mourns the loss of renowned civil rights champion Julian Bond, who died on August 15th.  

Letter to the Editor: Moving to End Housing Segregation

July 17, 2015

New York Times

The Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project has also preserved the necessary tools for our robust enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The Times’s stand will strengthen our resolve as we carry this work forward.

SCOTUS rejects effort to weaken Fair Housing Act

June 26, 2015


The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday to reject a case that could have significantly weakened the Fair Housing Act (FHA), a landmark civil rights law. The ruling means the law will continue to cover actions in the housing sphere with a discriminatory result—known as disparate impact—not just intentional discrimination.

Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

June 26, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling expanding marriage equality to all 50 states […]

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