Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Presents Testimony at U.S. Supreme Court Nomination for Judge Neil Gorsuch
For Immediate Release March 23, 2017
Washington D.C., –Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) presented testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in connection with the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Clarke said, “Our nation deserves a Supreme Court justice who will be truly committed to interpreting the Constitution and federal civil rights laws in a way that recognizes that discrimination is both ongoing and a threat to democracy, and a justice who brings a commitment to ensuring equal justice under law for all.”
In her testimony, Ms. Clarke will raise concerns regarding Gorsuch’s history of criminal justice proceeding and alleged police misconduct cases.
The full report can be found here. The letter signed by more than 100 members of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee can be found here.
Click here to read Kristen Clarke’s testimony.
About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.
For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.