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Fighting Local Immigration Enforcement in Bristol and Plymouth Counties

This week, the sheriffs of Bristol and Plymouth counties in Massachusetts agreed to enforce federal immigration officials. In an era of scarce resources, it is fiscally irresponsible to divert local resources and funds to federal immigration enforcement. When state and local police are co-opted into federal immigration enforcement, the public will associate police with immigration.

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On MLK Day Leaders Agree: Boston Still Has Work To Do

Boston community leaders are contemplating where the city stands, 49 years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are some who are sharing their thoughts with the Boston Herald on Martin Luther King Day: “We are the city where Martin Luther King became Dr. King. From Boston, a tremendous amount of

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Do Courts Set A Double Standard?

“The Take with Sue O’Connell” featured a discussion on January 5, 2017, with Oren Sellstrom of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Julia Huston of Foley Hoag concerning Massachusetts’ courts and whether they fail the test of minority hiring and freedom of information:  

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Rights Group Sues Court Offices After Bias Alleged

CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT SEEKS RECORDS SHOWING IMPACT OF TRIAL COURT EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ON DIVERSITY Citing Importance of Transparency and Accountability in Light of Probation Department Scandal, Suit Filed Directly With Supreme Judicial Court In a public records lawsuit filed directly with Massachusetts’ highest court on December 14, 2016, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and

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This is How We Win!

We’re launching a campaign to fight the recent wave of hate. To help address urgent problems related to harassment, intimidation, and bullying, please join us in disseminating our bilingual know-your-rights palm-cards.  Contact us if you experience or witness hate. Estamos lanzando una campaña para combatir la reciente ola de odio. ¿Has sido víctima o testigo de

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