Monthly Archives: October 2017

Federal Surveillance Targets Foreign-born and Naturalized U.S. Citizens

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and the Greater Boston Latino Network raised discrimination concerns surrounding the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to track the social media accounts of racial and ethnic minorities, including U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Surveillance procedures that target foreign-born and naturalized American citizens – that

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Excessive LLC Fees Harm Small Businesses in Massachusetts

Today, on behalf of the minority, immigrant, and women-owned businesses we serve, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has sent a request to Governor Charlie Baker to discuss the high cost of filling as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Massachusetts. The $500 yearly fee is nearly 5 times more expensive than

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Public School Students, NAACP Present Argument to Supreme Judicial Court in Charter Cap Case

Monday, October 2nd – When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held oral argument on the appeal of Doe v. Peyser, a lawsuit that sought to declare Massachusetts’ cap on charter schools unconstitutional, it heard from public school students and civil rights and education justice organizations who successfully argued for the lawsuit’s dismissal last fall. The

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