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U.S. Is Still Segregated Even After Fair Housing Act

April 20, 2018

U.S. News and World Reports

“Carson has moved at lightning speed to gut these important regulations,” says Kristen Clarke, executive director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. At the same time, she adds, there’s been a marked decline in the number of Justice Department cases brought against realtors or landlords under the Fair Housing Act. “In both agencies, we’ve seen significant shifts” away from enforcing the law.

Flurry of lawsuits filed over citizenship question on census

April 18, 2018

The Hill

In its 36-page complaint, the Lawyers’ Committee argues that the Trump administration has violated the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act by “arbitrarily and capriciously adding a new and untested question to the 2020 Decennial Census that will require all United States residents to disclose whether they are citizens.”

2 More Lawsuits Join Legal Fight Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

April 18, 2018


“The Constitution requires that we capture a full and accurate count of the population when we do the census,” says Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which is among the law groups representing San Jose and Black Alliance for Just Immigration. “The decisions that have been made fully jeopardize our ability to capture a true snapshot of how many people are living in communities like San Jose all over our country.”

Pursuing Desegregation in the Trump Era

April 16, 2018


Some cities and counties are proceeding with their desegregation plans, but the delay by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development could make things harder for them on several levels, said Thomas Silverstein, counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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