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The Public Policy Project advocates for the effective advancement of civil rights law at the state and federal level working with other organizations as well as legislators.

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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

Revised Order Remains Discriminatory and Unconstitutional. Fight Inside D.C. District Court Continues. WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2017 — Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in coordination with pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (APKS), Iranian-American civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, partner of Washington, D.C.-based firm Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, and his firm, moved to amend a complaint in D.C. District Court, continuing its ongoing challenge inside the nation’s capital against this administration’s unlawful travel ban.  President Trump’s Executive Order 13,780, issued March 6th, restricts travel to and from Iran and five other predominantly Muslim nations, halts the U.S. refugee program, and replaces Executive Order 13,769, issued January 27th.  Plaintiffs filed suit against the prior order on February 8th.  See Pars v. Trump, 17-cv-00255 (D.D.C.). “The revised executive order still constitutes an unlawful Muslim Ban,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee […]

Testimony

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

““S. 2123, Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015””

October 19, 2015

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Crime and Terrorism

“Hearing on: Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public”

May 19, 2015

Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary

“Public Roundtable on the Metropolitan Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program”

May 7, 2015

U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunities Commission

“EEOC at 50: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Discrimination In the 21st Century Workplace”

April 15, 2015

Workforce Protections Subcommittee

“Hearing on H.R. 548, “

March 24, 2015

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