Monthly Archives: December 2015

Statement on the Failure to Indict the Police Officers Involved in the Shooting of Tamir Rice

Statement on the Failure to Indict the Police Officers Involved in the Shooting of Tamir Rice The announcement that a grand jury failed to indict the police officers who gunned down Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy playing with a toy gun in a playground in Cleveland, Ohio, is the latest in the steady drumbeat

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Lawyers’ Committee SCOTUS Brief Garnering National Attention

This week’s oral argument before the Supreme Court on affirmative action in higher education ranged widely, with different Justices coming at the issue from a variety of perspectives.  Notably, Justice Scalia raised the “mismatch” theory towards the end of the argument, musing aloud whether African-American students are better off at “slower-track” schools that are not “too fast for them” (p.67).

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Supreme Judicial Court to Hear Important Housing Case

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENT IN IMPORTANT FAIR HOUSING CASE On December 8, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral argument in a fair housing case of critical importance to the communities of color served by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.  The appeal seeks to overturn a lower

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