WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing of United States Justice Antonin Scalia, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, I offer condolences to the family and friends of Justice Antonin Scalia. His 29 years as an associate justice, in addition to his many working years prior to his ascent to the Court, evinces an earnest dedication to public service and to the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States.
In the coming months and years, the Supreme Court will continue to make historic decisions that impact the civil rights of all Americans. It is of the utmost importance that the President and the Senate work swiftly to fulfill their Constitutional obligation to fill this seat on the highest court in our nation.”