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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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November 28, 2018

National Civil Rights Group Responds to New Evidence of Thomas Farr’s Central Role in Voter Suppression Schemes in North Carolina

Newly Revealed Information From 1991 Justice DepartmentMemorandum Disqualifies President Trump’s Judicial Nominee WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement on the nomination of District Court nominee Thomas Farr. The statement followed new revelations yielded from a 1991 memorandum from the U.S. Justice Department regarding Farr’s role in schemes targeting African American voters dating back as far as 1984.  “New and damning information yielded from a 1991 Justice Department memorandum reveals that Thomas Farr was both architect and executioner of voter suppression tactics, including schemes dating back as far as 1984 targeting Black voters in North Carolina,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “The Justice Department described Farr as the ‘primary coordinator’ of these schemes. This new information provides further evidence of the bias that Farr would bring to the federal bench. Moving forward […]

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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