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Supreme Court Watch

The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in cases that impact our daily lives. Since our founding, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has represented litigants in numerous civil rights cases across our nation, including cases before the Supreme Court. The Lawyers’ Committee has also participated as amicus curiae in other significant civil rights cases in the Court, particularly on issues that concern interpretation and application of the Constitution and federal civil rights laws as they relate to African Americans.

Recognizing the Supreme Court’s critical role in civil rights enforcement and the central role the Court plays in our democracy, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has long reviewed the record of nominees to the Court to determine if the nominee demonstrates views consistent with the core civil rights principles for which we have long advocated.

Recent Supreme Court Watch News

September 13, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Senate Judiciary Committee: Bring Transparency to this Dark SCOTUS Nomination Process

WASHINGTON, D.C.–  Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee moved the committee vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court to September 20, 2018. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released the following statement after Senate Judiciary leadership voted down motions to subpoena the 100,000 documents withheld by The Trump White House relating to Kavanaugh‘s records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege. “We are witnessing the Senate surrender their obligation to provide advice and consent by racing forward with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh while more than 90% of his White House records remain outstanding. Never before have we seen the sweeping use of “executive privilege” and unnecessary ‘Committee Confidential’ designations invoked solely to keep the Senators and the public in the dark on the full record of a nominee. “The chaos […]

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