SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
Though debtors’ prisons are by law unconstitutional, recent decades have seen a marked rise in the number of individuals who are nonetheless incarcerated for failing to pay either public or private debts.
In this open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law describes how he is not just making poor governance decisions—Facebook is exposing itself to legal liability for failure to protect the safety and civil rights of its users.
This preliminary report identifies approximately 340 instances between 1994 and the present where actions by state or local governments gave rise to either a finding of racial discrimination in voting by the Attorney
General or a court, or a change in the jurisdiction’s actions as a result of litigation brought claiming racial discrimination in voting.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protectection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship before registering to vote.
Civil Rights Groups Sue Mississippi Secretary of State to Stop Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Naturalized Citizens
Lawsuit filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners on Behalf of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, together with the Mississippi Center for...
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemns the confirmation of Steven Menashi to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights...
Today, the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a letter to Senate leadership opposing the nomination of Steven Menashi to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seat formerly held by the Honorable Thurgood...