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On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white –

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​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS

​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 hard working Americans who are originally from El Salvador. In Massachusetts, we have over 12,000 TPS recipients who are raising more than 6,000 U.S. Citizen children. Eliminating

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Black Court Officer Called “N-Word” By Supreme Judicial Court Supervisor Files Discrimination Complaint

Black Court Officer Called “N-Word” By Supreme Judicial Court Supervisor Files Discrimination Complaint Courts Under Federal Scrutiny For Toxic Racial Environment Boston, MA – A Black court officer today filed a discrimination complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), alleging that the Chief Court Officer for the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) called her a “nigger”

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“I don’t care whether they are standing outside of a school, or a church…” — Bristol County Sheriff

Last night, one of our legal warriors stood up against bigotry and hate in our own backyard. The Bristol County Sheriff is reckless and dangerous. He makes us all unsafe. Watch as he advocates hunting down immigrants: “I don’t care whether they are standing outside of a school, or a church, or wherever they are.” At the Lawyers’ Committee, we will not stand idly

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