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

For Immediate Release February 13, 2016

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Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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.”

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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.

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