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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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February 11, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee applauds President Obama’s nomination of Judge Abdul K. Kallon to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

The Lawyers’ Committee applauds President Obama’s nomination today of the Honorable Judge Abdul K. Kallon to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Judge Kallon’s nomination would fill a federal judicial seat that has been vacant since 2013.  The Lawyers’ Committee urges the United States Senate to prioritize and move forward with a confirmation process to address the judicial emergency that has arisen as a result of this long-standing vacancy on the Court.  Previously, President Obama nominated Judge Kallon to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Kallon on November 21, 2009. Since his confirmation, he has earned a reputation as a conscientious and fair–minded jurist. Judge Kallon’s experience and record developed during his tenure on the U.S. District Court makes him well equipped to handle the array of legal issues that come before U.S. Circuit Courts. […]

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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