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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

For Immediate Release January 6, 2017

Press Conference, Monday, January 9, 2017, approximately 5:15 p.m. EST
United States District Court, Baltimore, MD

Washington, D.C., – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and clients will hold a press conference on first day of remedial trial in The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education v. Maryland Higher Education Commission, the most important higher education desegregation case in decades.  Trial in this case is scheduled to begin on January 9 at the United States District Court in Baltimore, Maryland before Hon. Judge Catherine C. Blake.  In 2013, the judge found that Maryland has failed to dismantle the vestiges of racial segregation from its prior de jure system of higher education and this trial will focus on what needs to be done to cure Maryland’s constitutional violation.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and John Brittain, UDC School of Law, represent a coalition of prospective and current students, alumni, and faculty of the state’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

WHO:             –Jon Greenbaum, Co-Lead Counsel and Chief Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Michael Jones, Co-Lead Counsel and Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dr. Earl S. Richardson, President Emeritus, Distinguished Professor and Research Associate, Morgan State University

WHEN:          Monday, January 9, 2017, approximately 5:15 p.m. EST

WHERE:       United States District Court, 101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD

Please RSVP to Stacie Burgess, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, [email protected].

CONTACT:
Stacie Burgess
Director of Communications and External Affairs
[email protected]
202-662-8317

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