Monthly Archives: November 2015

World AIDS Day Joint Statement

World AIDS Day Joint Statement from the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice HIV does not affect all Americans equally. People of color, primarily Blacks and Latinos, are disproportionately represented among the 1 million people living with HIV in the United States. At some point in their

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Advocating for Fair Housing in MA’s Supreme Judicial Court

Lawyers’ Committee Urges Supreme Judicial Court to Overturn Ruling Weakening Fair Housing Law On November 23, 2015, in a case of far-reaching importance, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a brief urging the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to overturn a ruling diluting fair housing laws.  A lower court dismissed the complaint in

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Complaints Against Police Pile Up

Some police officers have amassed a substantial number of citizen complaints against them, according to the Boston Globe.  One dozen officers from the Boston Police Department have faced 20 or more complaints over the past 20 years. As Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights explained in the Boston Globe:

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LCCR’s 2015 Year in Review

At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, our mission is the complete elimination of discrimination. In 2015, we dramatically expanded our work to make it even more diverse, inclusive, visible, and impactful. We launched exciting new litigation in partnership with our member firms, which provide extraordinary pro bono support to help advance our mission. LCCR’s

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