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June 26, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Launch National Response to Pence-Kobach Commission

June 26, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds To Divided Supreme Court Ruling Rejecting Right To Effective Counsel Claim

June 12, 2017

Supreme Court’s Decision Leaves Minority Communities and Poor People Vulnerable to Predatory and Abusive “Debt Buyer” Industry

June 8, 2017

Court to Determine Remedy for Constitutional Violation in Maryland HBCU Desegregation Case

May 25, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds Fourth Circuit Injunction Of Unlawful Travel Ban

May 25, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Partners Secure Settlement In Discrimination Lawsuit Against the City of Escondido

May 15, 2017

U.S. District Court Rejects Gwinnett County Officials’ Efforts To Block Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit

May 15, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s Move on North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

May 12, 2017

Civil Rights Organizations Call for Special Prosecutor in Russia Investigation

May 12, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Rejects Return to Harsh Sentencing For Low-Level Drug Offenses

May 11, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Launch of Commission to Review Unfounded Claims of Voter Fraud

May 4, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

May 3, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Response to Decision to Not Pursue Federal Criminal Prosecution in Shooting Death of Alton Sterling

May 1, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Standing of Cities to Sue under the Fair Housing Act

April 28, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

April 24, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Unlawful Racial Gerrymander

April 20, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Voter Registration Scheme

April 20, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Voter Registration Scheme

April 18, 2017

Organizations Present Live Testimony on Impact of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Executive Order in D.C. District Court

April 13, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Iowa Voter ID Bill

April 13, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Commemorates Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

April 10, 2017

Federal Judge Rules Texas Intentionally Discriminated When it Passed 2011 Voter ID Bill

April 7, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds Court Approval of Implementation of Baltimore Police Department’s Consent Decree

April 7, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds Approval of Baltimore PD Consent Decree

April 4, 2017

Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit in Texas Continues Following Rejection of State’s Motion to Dismiss

April 3, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Justice Department Decision to Delay Implementation of Baltimore Police Department Consent Decree

April 1, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to White House Decision to Terminate American Bar Association’s Role in Reviewing Judicial Nominees

March 27, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Attorney General Statement’s Regarding Sanctuary Cities

March 23, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Presents Testimony at U.S. Supreme Court Nomination for Judge Neil Gorsuch

March 23, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Unanimous Decision in Favor of Special Education Student

March 17, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Releases Report Evaluating Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Full Record on Civil Rights Cases and Issues Statement to U.S. Senate Urging Full Evaluation of His Record on Civil Rights Matters

March 15, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Continues Fight inside Nation’s Capital Against President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Executive Order

March 13, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference Education Fund, & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

March 6, 2017

The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement Opposing H.B. 151 Which Would Lead to Unnecessary Resegregation of Public Schools in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Oppose Texas & Justice Department Effort to Delay Hearing on Photo ID Law

February 22, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Buck v. Davis

February 16, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Alexander Acosta’s Nomination by President Trump to Head Labor Department

February 13, 2017

National Civil Rights Organization Mounts First Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit of 2017 in North Carolina

February 10, 2017

Voting Advocates Announce a Settlement of “Exact Match” Lawsuit in Georgia

February 9, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders on Crime-Related Matters

February 9, 2017

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP’S DISCRIMINATORY TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER

February 9, 2017

JOINT STATEMENT OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS ON SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL’S ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE WORDS OF MRS. CORETTA SCOTT KING

February 8, 2017

Statement of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Response to Confirmation of Jeff Sessions to Serve as Attorney General of the United States

February 7, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Natasha Quiroga Selected to Participate in 2017 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

February 6, 2017

Class-Action Lawsuit: Louisiana’s Public Defender System Systematically Denies Poor People the Right to an Adequate Defense

January 31, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Response to President’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to United States Supreme Court

January 27, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Applaud the New York Attorney General’s Intervention in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

January 23, 2017

Supreme Court News: Texas’s Strict Photo ID Law Still Blocked; High Court Declines to Hear Case, Letting Appeals Court Decision Striking Down Discriminatory ID Law to Still Stand

January 12, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Applaud DOJ’s Intervention in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

January 10, 2017

Challenge to NCAA’s “No-Felons” Rule Goes Before 9th Circuit; Case Part of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Ongoing Work to Address Barriers to Re-entry

January 10, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Announces Opposition to Senator Jefferson Sessions’ Nomination to Serve as Attorney General of the United States

January 6, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Co-Counsel to Hold Press Conference on First Day of Remedial Trial in Most Important Higher Education Desegregation Case in Decades

January 4, 2017

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW TO HOST FREE SCHOOL BULLYING WEBINAR

December 13, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Recognizes Outstanding Lawyers, Law Firms and Clients During Annual Awards Reception

December 11, 2016

Following Senate Recess, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Senate’s Continued Failure to Move on U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy and Dozens of Judicial Vacancies

December 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Important Voting Rights Victory in Rural Georgia

December 6, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Southern Poverty Law Center Respond to Nationwide Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents

December 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

December 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Supreme Court Argument in Key Redistricting Cases

December 2, 2016

Virtual Town Hall on Nationwide Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents

November 30, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Today’s Decision Not to Pursue Criminal Charges in Connection with Police Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

November 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Response to Anticipated Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States

November 14, 2016

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS VOW TO OPPOSE THREATS TO RACIAL JUSTICE UNDER TRUMP PRESIDENCY

November 10, 2016

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement in Response to Election of President-Elect Donald Trump and Subsequent Protests in Several Cities Across U.S.

November 8, 2016

Largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition Election Protection urges voting reform

November 6, 2016

Statement by Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, co-leader, Election Protection, and manager of legal mobilization and strategic campaigns, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, regarding deceptive voting information shared on social media

November 5, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Achieve Emergency Relief for Purged Voters in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

November 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Calls for Uber and Lyft to Take Action to Prevent Discrimination by Drivers

November 3, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Seek Emergency Relief for Purged New York Voters in Advance

November 2, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Alleged Arson of Black Church in Greenville, Mississippi

November 2, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Victory in Boost to Registration Rates in Chatham County, Georgia Following Extension of Voter Registration Deadline

October 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Attempts to Thwart Voter Participation

October 21, 2016

In a Victory for Voters, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Agreement with Arizona Election Officials to Reduce Polling Place Wait Times and Long Lines

October 21, 2016

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Virginia Voter Registration Deadline Until Midnight Friday

October 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Seeks Extension of Voter Registration Deadline in Virginia

October 13, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Suit Seeking Emergency Extension of Voter Registration Deadline in Georgia

October 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urges State Officials to Extend Voter Registration Deadlines and Early Voting Opportunities in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 5, 2016

Georgia Says It Will Allow Tens of Thousands of Previously-Rejected Voters to Cast Ballots This November

October 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on New Federal Report Addressing Need for Greater Diversity in Law Enforcement

October 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Response to U.S. Supreme Court Argument in Buck v. Davis

October 4, 2016

National Civil Rights Organizations Ramp Up Election Protection 2016 to Protect Voting Rights

September 27, 2016

Election Protection Celebrates National Voter Registration Day; Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Provides Live Assistance to Any Voters Who Have Questions or Concerns During the Registration Process

September 26, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Agency’s Decision to Permit Implementation of Discriminatory Proof of Citizenship Laws, Finding it “Difficult to Imagine a More Clear Violation” of Administrative Law

September 16, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee and National Bar Association Announce Launch of National Program to Provide Legal Support for Protesters and Demonstrators

September 14, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates File New Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Restrictive Exact-Match Voter Registration Verification Scheme

September 12, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee to Honor Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and ABA Immediate Past President Paulette Brown with Women Leading Through Service Award

September 12, 2016

Young Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Panel Discussion with National Leaders on Critical Intersection of Voting Power and Educational Equity

September 12, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement Responding to District Court’s Decision To Postpone Argument on Summary Judgment in Case Challenging EAC Director Brian Newby’s Directive on Proof of Citizenship

September 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Judges to Highest Courts in State of Alabama

September 2, 2016

Free Virtual Clinic to Provide Parents with Pro Bono Support Regarding Educational Challenges and Questions

August 31, 2016

Election Protection Coalition Pens Open Letter to Political Parties Concerning Voter Intimidation

August 24, 2016

Election Protection to Provide Crucial Assistance to Voters During the Arizona and Florida State and Federal Primary Elections

August 23, 2016

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Modern-Day Debtors’ Prison in Arkansas

August 18, 2016

New Report Takes an In-Depth Look at U.S. Courts’ Openness to Social Justice Litigation

August 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement Regarding Recent Calls for Observers and Law Enforcement at Polling Sites

August 15, 2016

Univision Communications Inc and Fusion Media Group Partner with Election Protection Coalition to Expand Their National Voter Engagement Efforts

August 10, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on U.S. Department of Justice’s Report Revealing Racial Bias Across Baltimore Police Department

August 10, 2016

Texas Voters Now Have Equal Access to Ballot in Major Voting Victory

August 8, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Major Lawsuit Against Gwinnett County, Georgia Alleging Violation of the Voting Rights Act

August 4, 2016

Election Protection Releases New Report Providing Review of Voting Rights Problems During 2016 Primary Election Season Ahead of the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

July 29, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Response to Major 4th Circuit Ruling Blocking North Carolina “Monster Voter Suppression” Law

July 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Today’s Decision to Drop All Charges Against Remaining Baltimore Police Officers in Freddie Gray Case

July 20, 2016

Victory for Texas Voters: Strict Photo ID Found Discriminatory

July 20, 2016

Latino Voters File Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Texas’s High Court Judges

July 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Expresses Disappointment with U.S. Department of Justice Decision to Terminate Critical Federal Observer Program

July 17, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to Tragic Shooting Deaths of Police Officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

July 14, 2016

Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Introduces Needed Reform

July 14, 2016

Coalition and New Jersey Officials Improve Voter Registration Opportunities in the State

July 14, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Helps to Secure Historic Agreement to Promote Economic Development in South Baltimore

July 12, 2016

Civil Rights Organizations Call for Airbnb to Implement Reforms to Eliminate Discrimination

July 11, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Urges D.C. Council to Lift Housing Barriers Faced by People with Criminal Histories

July 11, 2016

In Wake of Death of Alton Sterling, Civil Rights Organizations Launch Pro Bono Legal Support Program to Defend Rights of Protesters in Louisiana

July 8, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to Tragic Shooting Deaths of Police Officers in Dallas, Texas

July 7, 2016

Groups Seek Emergency Relief and Judicial Oversight for Elections in Maricopa County, Arizona

July 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to Police-Involved Shooting Death of Philando Castile and Requests the U.S. Department of Justice to Swiftly Launch Investigation

July 6, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to Launch of Federal Investigation Into Police Shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

June 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urges Virginia Court to Uphold the Restoration of Voting Rights to Individuals With Criminal Histories

June 27, 2016

Statement from Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law President and Executive Director on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

June 24, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Looks Back at Three Years Without the Full Protections of the Landmark Voting Rights Act

June 24, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Reacts to Past 100 Days of Inaction by Senate Majority to Fill the Vacant U.S. Supreme Court Seat

June 23, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Race Conscious Admissions at University of Texas

June 23, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Disappointed in U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court Ruling That Will Separate Families

June 21, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issues the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Utah v. Strieff

June 21, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Releases New Report Examining Voting Rights Restrictions Following 2013 Supreme Court Ruling

June 13, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando, Florida

June 10, 2016

Civil Rights Organizations Recognize Airbnb’s Initial Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination On Its Site While Maintaining Urgent Call for Comprehensive Reforms

June 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Submits Letter of Support for Automatic and Online Voter Registration Bills Under Consideration by the New York State Legislature

June 7, 2016

Voters Encounter Barriers at the Polls During June 7 Presidential Primary Elections

June 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee 2016 Higginbotham Events, “Building a Better Working World”, Celebrated Diversity and Inclusion and Addressed Barriers to Re-Entry (June 1-2, New York)

June 2, 2016

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Voting Rights in Maricopa, Arizona Following Recent Presidential Preference Primary Election Fiasco

May 26, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to U.S. Department of Education’s Move to Provide Needed Guidance for States’ on School Accountability Standards

May 26, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement in Response to Multi-State Challenge to Federal Guidance Concerning Treatment of Transgender Students

May 23, 2016

Supreme Court Finds Prosecutors Improperly Dismissed Prospective African-American Jurors Because of Their Race in Georgia Murder Case

May 23, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Likely to Result in Increased Electoral Opportunities for African-American Voters in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District

May 23, 2016

Fifth Circuit Court Should Uphold Ruling That Texas Photo ID Law is Discriminatory

May 20, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke to Deliver UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law’s 2016 Commencement Address

May 18, 2016

National Coalition on School Diversity Urges Policies to Mitigate Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation in Schools Confirmed by GAO Report

May 17, 2016

A Petition Drive Organized by a Coalition of Voting Rights Advocates and Community Members Stops Move of a Polling Location in a Majority African American Precinct to the Macon-Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

May 17, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Supports Call for Better Use of Information to Challenge Increasing Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation in Schools

May 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes “Beyond the Box”, Federal Guidance to Increase Access to Higher Education for Individuals with Criminal Histories

May 8, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee, National Immigration Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Announce Third FirstGEN Summer 2016 Class

May 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Releases Report Evaluating Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s Full Record on Civil Rights Cases and Issues Statement to U.S. Senate Urging Immediate Hearing and a Vote

May 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Enforcement Efforts of U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

May 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke to Participate on National Press Club Newsmaker Voting Panel –May 13

April 28, 2016

Election Protection Releases Brief and Multimedia Map, “The Caucuses Impact the Right to Vote”, to Explore Caucus Voting in Election 2016

April 27, 2016

SEPTA Background Checks Violate Federal and State Laws, According to Lawyers’ Committee and Co-Counsel

April 26, 2016

Voters Continued to Face Challenges During the April 26 Primary Elections

April 26, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Troubled by Court’s Decision to Uphold North Carolina’s Monster Voter Suppression Law

April 22, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Virginia Governor’s Action Restoring Voting Rights to More Than 200,000 People

April 20, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement on U.S. Department of Education’s Agreement with Oklahoma City Public Schools

April 19, 2016

New York Voters Encounter Barriers to the Ballot Box During the April 19 Presidential Primary

April 19, 2016

Landmark Settlement Secured in Case Against U.S. Census Bureau Involving Discriminatory Employment Barriers Faced By Job Applicants with Criminal Backgrounds

April 18, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement on U.S. v. Texas

April 18, 2016

As Voters Head to the Polls for the New York Primary Elections, Election Protection to Provide Critical Assistance

April 15, 2016

Free Webinar on Rights of English Language Learners

April 14, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates Seek to Protect Minority Voting Rights Following Relocation of Polling Site to Sheriff’s Office

April 5, 2016

Voters Face Challenges at the Polls During April 5 Wisconsin Presidential Primary and St. Louis Municipal Elections

April 5, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee to Host Panel and Discussion on Race, Democracy and the Right to Vote in 2016 at the State Bar of Ga.

April 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding One Person, One Vote

April 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Opens Nationwide Inquiry Into Housing Providers That Impose “Blanket Bans” Upon Applicants Who Have Had Contact with the Criminal Justice System

March 30, 2016

Civil Rights and Civic Groups Urge State and Local Election Officials to Take Corrective Action Following Election Crisis in Arizona on March 22

March 25, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Nationwide Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program

March 24, 2016

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling that Village of Garden City Intentionally Discriminated By Zoning Out Affordable Housing; Nassau County Must Now Stand Trial for Affordable Housing Steering Policy

March 23, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Immediately Protect the Right of North Carolina Citizens to Vote in the 2016 Election

March 16, 2016

Lawyer’s Committee Statement on President’s Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to United States Supreme Court

March 15, 2016

Voters Face Challenges at Polls During March 15 Primary Election

March 15, 2016

Election Protection Providing Crucial Assistance to Voters During Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio Primary Elections

March 14, 2016

Coalition Secures Settlement That Expands Voter Registration Opportunities Across Nevada

March 11, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee and Report Examining Historical and Legal Precedent Concerning Current U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

March 9, 2016

Corporate Lawyers and General Counsels Nationwide Issue Letter to President Obama, Senators McConnell and Grassley on Current U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

March 6, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama

March 1, 2016

As Polls Close on Super Tuesday, Election Protection Received Over 2,000 Calls

March 1, 2016

Voters Without Vital Information on Morning of Super Tuesday As Several Secretary of States’ Websites Were Down

February 26, 2016

Lawsuit Challenging San Juan County’s Mail-Only Electoral System Filed

February 26, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Encourages Swift Senate Confirmation of John B. King Jr. as U.S. Secretary of Education

February 24, 2016

Voters File Federal Lawsuit Challenging the Emanuel County School Board’s District Maps

February 24, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, with National Civil Rights Organizations and State Advocates, Launch Election Protection 2016 to Educate, Empower and Engage Voters in First Presidential Election Since Weakened Voting Rights Act

February 23, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds U.S. Department of Education for Proposed Regulations to Expand Compliance with the IDEA

February 22, 2016

Hill Harper Named as Lawyers’ Committee’s National Spokesperson

February 22, 2016

National Civil Rights Organizations Partner with State Advocates for Election Protection 2016 to Educate, Engage and Empower Voters In First Presidential Election Since the Weakening of Federal Voting Rights Protections

February 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Calls For The Common Application to Eliminate Discriminatory Barriers to College Admissions Nationwide

February 17, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Calls for Expeditious and Bi-Partisan Effort to Fill Vacancy on the United States Supreme Court

February 17, 2016

Group Asks Court for Immediate Halt of Voting Restrictions

February 17, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke Among Black Leaders’ Meeting with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

February 13, 2016

Statement from the National Lawyers’ Committee on the Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

February 12, 2016

Proof of Citizenship Action Illegal, Federal Suit Says

February 11, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee applauds President Obama’s nomination of Judge Abdul K. Kallon to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

February 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Praises Maryland Legislature for Restoring Voting Rights

February 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement: Election Assistance Commission Decision Makes Voter Registration More Difficult

January 28, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Launches National Initiative to Eliminate Barriers to Educational Opportunity Faced by Students with Criminal Histories

January 21, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Maryland’s Step Forward in Expanding Access to the Ballot Box

January 12, 2016

Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee, Responds to Civil Rights Issues Raised During President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

January 12, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee and Arent Fox to Host Event Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy and Highlighting Modern Civil Right Issues

January 8, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes Kristen Clarke as President and Executive Director

December 18, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Lauds President Obama’s 95 Clemency Grants

December 18, 2015

Historic Agreement Resolves Environmental Justice Complaint in Corpus Christi, Texas

December 15, 2015

Coalition of Civic Organizations Sue North Carolina for Failing to Comply with Federal Voting Rights Obligations

December 9, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Heard Case Today Challenging Race Conscious Admissions at the University of Texas

December 8, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Heard Case Today That Threatens to Silence Minorities and Other Groups, Making Them Invisible in the Eyes of State Governments

December 4, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Launches Digital Guide for Combatting Consumer Financial Scams

November 10, 2015

PREP to Host Free Special Education Workshop and Clinic in Minneapolis

November 10, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Honors Life and Legacy of Jacqueline A. Berrien

November 4, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds President Obama’s Executive Action to ‘Ban the Box,’ but Calls for Further Support

November 3, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates File Federal Lawsuit Against the Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration for Improperly Removing Eligible Black Voters from Registration List

November 3, 2015

Election Protection Receives Over 1,900 Calls During November 3 Election

November 2, 2015

Election Protection Hotlines Available to Provide Assistance to General Election Voters Nationwide on Nov. 3

October 29, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Celebrates National Pro Bono Week

October 28, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for November 3rd Virginia Elections

October 27, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for General Election Day Across the Nation on Nov. 3

October 22, 2015

Kristen Clarke Named President and Executive Director of National Lawyers’ Committee

October 20, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for October 24th Louisiana Primary Election

September 30, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program Enhances Online Services

September 22, 2015

New Report Released by National Commission on Voting Rights: More Work Needed to Improve Registration and Voting in the U.S.

September 16, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Urges Congress to Restore the VRA on Journey for Justice Advocacy Day

September 14, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters During National Voter Registration Day on September 22

September 3, 2015

Ninth Circuit Hands Victory to Voting Rights Groups in Public Assistance Voter Registration Case

September 1, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Elects James P. Joseph as Co-Chair of Board of Directors and Trustees

August 28, 2015

National Lawyers’ Committee and Mississippi Affiliate Commemorate Tenth Anniversary Of Katrina

August 27, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Praise Wolf Administration’s Move to Offer Online Voter Registration

August 24, 2015

Local Community Groups and Parents Sue Halifax County Board of Commissioners Over Blocked Access to Sound Basic Education

August 17, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Honors Legacy of Civil Rights Champion Julian Bond

August 10, 2015

Advancement Project and Lawyers’ Committee to Host Reading and Panel Discussion on Ari Berman’s New Book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

August 6, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Releases Report and Multimedia Timeline, “The VRA at 50: The Texas Voter ID Story,” to commemorate the Voting Rights Act’s 50th Anniversary

August 5, 2015

Victory for Texas Voters: Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Photo ID Law

August 3, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates Board Trustee Paulette Brown on becoming the President of the American Bar Association

July 28, 2015

Court Approves Estimated $12 Million Settlement of Back Pay Claims In Historic Union Discrimination Case

July 27, 2015

PREP 2015 Summer Newsletter

July 14, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Disappointed by Inadequate Proposed Treasury Civil Rights Regulation

July 14, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds President Obama for Taking Action to Grant Clemency

July 8, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Release of Final HUD Rule Implementing Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

July 1, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Praises Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Voters

June 25, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes Congressional Efforts to Restore and Update the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 18, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on the Killing of Nine People at Historic Black Church in Charleston, S.C.

June 17, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems

June 1, 2015

The Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Obama Administration’s Release of Law Enforcement Working Group Review and Final 21st Century Policing Taskforce Report

May 28, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 with Two Days of Special Events – June 3-4, New York, NY

May 21, 2015

The Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Obama Administration’s Release of Law Enforcement Working Group Review and Final 21st Century Policing Taskforce Report

May 19, 2015

Lawsuit Charges City of Escondido Unlawfully Rejected Housing for Unaccompanied Children Escondido Capitulated to “21st Century Discrimination”

May 8, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s Announcement of Department of Justice’s Pattern or Practice Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

May 1, 2015

National Civil and Human Rights Groups Host Audio Press Conference Call “Baltimore, Ferguson and Beyond: The Crisis of Race and Policing”

April 30, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Criminal Justice Initiative to Mobilize the Private Bar to Fight Mass Incarceration

April 27, 2015

Texas Photo ID Argument Tomorrow: Fifth Circuit Must Uphold Ruling Striking Down Discriminatory Requirement

April 23, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Historic Senate Confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch As Attorney General of the United States

April 15, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine Testifies Before EEOC

April 10, 2015

The Fight for Fair Housing Still Rages

March 31, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds the First of President Obama’s Grants of Clemency

March 30, 2015

The Lawyers’ Committee Announces Launch of Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship

March 30, 2015

PREP to Host Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic in Minneapolis

March 26, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes United States Supreme Court Decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

March 25, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Public Policy Director Tanya Clay House Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

March 19, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit

March 19, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Resignation of President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine

March 7, 2015

Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform Weighs In on White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing and DOJ’s Decisions on Ferguson Police Department and Darren Wilson

March 4, 2015

The Lawyers’ Committee to Co-Sponsor “The Future of Black America in the Post-Obama Era” in Selma, Alabama

March 4, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Delegation to Participate in Historic Selma 50th Anniversary Events

March 4, 2015

Fifth Circuit Should Uphold Ruling Striking Down Texas’s Discriminatory Photo ID Law

February 27, 2015

President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine Launches Talk Radio Program Focused on Activism as a Catalyst for Achieving Racial Justice and Equality

February 20, 2015

National Civil and Human Rights Groups Host Virtual Town Hall Discussion on “Ferguson and Beyond: The Crisis of Race and Policing”

February 20, 2015

FREE PARENT ADVOCACY AND YOUTH WORKSHOPS FOR SAN DIEGO PARENTS AND YOUTH

February 12, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Releases 2014 Election Protection Report: Democracy Should Not Be This Hard

February 11, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Submits Letter of Support for President Obama’s Nomination of United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch to Be Attorney General of the United States

February 10, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee and Cooley LLP File Lawsuit on behalf of Tenants and Landlords Victimized by Mastic Beach’s Discriminatory Housing Code Enforcement Practices

February 6, 2015

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations on Police Reform Honor Lives of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin as Death Anniversaries Near

February 2, 2015

National Non-partisan Voting Rights Organizations Team Up to Host Ninth Annual Voting and Elections Summit

January 22, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Weighs In On President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Speech

January 22, 2015

FirstGEN Welcomes New Partner, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

January 21, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Implores Supreme Court to Protect Fair Housing Act

January 20, 2015

Following Oral Argument in Historic Housing Discrimination Case, Legal Team and Advocates to Speak at Supreme Court

January 15, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates: Don’t Kill on Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

January 12, 2015

*UPDATE* Free Parent Advocacy Workshop in Minneapolis, MN- Saturday February, 7th, 2015

December 20, 2014

NAACP Legal Defense Fund & Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemn Killing of NYPD Officers and Shooting of Baltimore Civilian

December 15, 2014

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Federal Housing Finance Agency Decision to Fund the National Housing Trust Fund

December 9, 2014

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Weighs In On Release of Federal Racial Profiling Guidance by US Department of Justice

December 9, 2014

Lawyers’ Committee Submits Testimony at Congressional Hearing on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

December 9, 2014

Lawyers’ Committee Submits Testimony at Congressional Hearing on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

December 5, 2014

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Senate Confirmation of Charlotte A. Burrows as Commissioner of the U.S. EEOC

December 4, 2014

National Civil Rights Groups Disappointed by Staten Island Grand Jury Decision in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner by New York Police Officer

October 16, 2014

Satellite Early Voting Office to Open in Wanblee, South Dakota, After Civil Rights Complaint

October 9, 2014

Victory for Texas Voters: Restrictive Photo ID Law Blocked by Federal Court

July 19, 2013

HUD Releases Proposed Regulation to Address the Fair Housing Act’s Requirement to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

August 30, 2012

Victory for Texas Voters: Restrictive Voter ID Law Rejected by Federal Court

May 7, 2012

Lawyers’ Committee and Partners Achieve Victory in United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in School Desegregation Case

April 26, 2011

Federal Judge Denies State’s Motion to Dismiss in Case Seeking Equal Education for New Orleans Special Needs Students

October 26, 2010

Southern Poverty Law Center, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Loyola Law Clinic, and Southern Disability Law Center File Complaint Against the Louisiana Department OF Education

August 5, 2010

FEDERAL EEOC WARNED CENSUS BUREAU OF LIKELY DISCRIMINATION, LAWSUIT CLAIMS

November 13, 2009

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Fair Housing Ruling in Bloch v. Frischholz

September 1, 2009

Court Approves $925,000 Settlement in Housing Discrimination Case Reached Between the Lawyers’ Committee and the Town of Smithtown in March

August 26, 2009

Port Wentworth, Georgia Settlement Requires Equal Municipal Services to African-American Communities

June 22, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Vital Voter Protection in Place

March 19, 2009

Lawyers’ Committee Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

March 5, 2009

Lawyers’ Committee Fights for Enforcement of State Fair Lending Laws Against National Banks

December 10, 2008

Mississippi Housing Advocates File Suit Against HUD Over Diversion of Hurricane Recovery Funds

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