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Landmark $15M settlement in Census Bureau background-check lawsuit

April 21, 2016

Philadelphia Tribune

“What makes it landmark is the scope of the settlement and the number of impacted individuals,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, one of the attorneys in the case. Clarke estimated 70 million Americans, or one in three people of working age, have some sort of criminal record. “The fact that we’re dealing with a federal government agency sends a powerful . . . message” to public and private employers that “no job seeker should be automatically” be disqualified because of a criminal record,” she said.

New York Primary: Chaos at Polling Sites, Broken Scanners & Whole Blocks Purged from Voter Rolls

April 20, 2016

Democracy Now!

Tuesday’s voting in the New York primary was marked by chaos, particularly in Brooklyn, as tens of thousands of voters found their names had been removed from the polling rolls or that they were unable to vote at their polling station. We speak to Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Some in Obama’s base ‘disappointed’ over SCOTUS nom

March 21, 2016


When President Obama announced Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court pick, you could almost hear the disappointment among many in the president’s base. Kristen Clarke, Christopher Kang and Jason Johnson join to discuss.

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