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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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We’re Taking Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities

Lawyers’ Committee Takes Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities   Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice took immediate action in response to ICE raids targeting immigrants in Massachusetts. The federal government is explicitly retaliating against Massachusetts because our Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Lunn v. Commonwealth that state

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Racial and Economic Disparities in Boston’s Fairmount Line

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, and the Fairmount Indigo Coalition submitted a comprehensive public records request to the MBTA for the immediate disclosure of information concerning the proposed extension of the Fairmount Line to Foxborough, MA. In connection with this controversial extension, we are

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Lawyers’ Committee Receives Sociedad Latina’s “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the prestigious “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award from Sociedad Latina on September 21, 2017, in an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The Lawyers’ Committee promotes equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants with creative and courageous legal action, education, and

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Standing Against Police Bias & Profiling: Amicus Brief to the Supreme Judicial Court

Standing Against Police Bias and Profiling  Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of more than a dozen prominent racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ organizations in a high-profile matter concerning police bias and

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