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In Response to Boston Rally, Community Groups and Public Safety Workers Express Concerns

Public Safety Concerns Surrounding Rally Proposed in the Boston Common On behalf of concerned Boston residents – including racial, ethnic, linguistic, and religious minorities – the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Anti-Defamation League, the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO), the Boston Society of Vulcans, Sociedad Latina, Hyde Square

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Using Math Superpowers to Fight Gerrymandering

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is leading workshops in a groundbreaking conference of 500+ mathematicians who are using their math superpowers to fight gerrymandering. Our attorneys are presenting on the intersection of racial justice and voting rights, and addressing the nuts-and-bolts of voting rights litigation. The conference, organized by Prof. Moon Duchin of Tufts

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Justice Department Challenges Diversity at Harvard

Our response to the Justice Department’s recent opposition to affirmative action and diversity in higher education featured in the Boston Globe: If Jeff Sessions believes in so-called states’ rights, he can start by respecting states’ efforts to promote diversity in their own colleges. That’s what the Supreme Court did again last term for the University

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Governor Baker Plots to Jail Immigrants in Massachusetts

Lawyers’ Committee Denounces Proposals to Co-Opt State and Local Police for Immigration Enforcement Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker and a handful of Massachusetts state legislators proposed bills to allow state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law by holding individuals on federal immigration detainers after they would otherwise be released. The announcements followed

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Statement in Response to the Federal Government’s Anti-LGBT Stance

Statement in Response to the Federal Government’s Anti-LGBT Stance  Since 1968, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has fought steadfastly against discrimination. We dream of a society where every person – regardless of race, color, creed, age, national origin, immigration status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability – can contribute their

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