Monthly Archives: August 2015

Coalition Says Hair Testing for Drugs Not Ready for Prime Time

The coalition of 17 organizations, including the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, sent a letter to the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to follow established protocols for developing drug testing procedures and to exclude any provisions for hair specimen testing from any surface transportation bill.  Read more

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Working Within Systems that Manage the Marginalized

The National LGBT Bar Association, a national association of lawyers, judges, law students, activists, and legal organizations, held it’s annual Lavender Law conference in August 2015. LCCR’s Executive Director Iván Espinoza-Madrigal conducted two workshops at this national conference focusing on the legal and policy needs of people of color, immigrants, and low-income people.  His presentations explained

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Combating Racial Harassment through Restorative Justice in Schools

Throughout the last school year, our client, a bi-racial student in a coastal Massachusetts school district, experienced significant racial harassment and alienation at the hands of his white high school peers, and felt little support from school leaders in addressing it.  The Lawyers’ Committee represented the student and his family in negotiations with the district

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