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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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Lawyers’ Committee Tapped for Attorney General’s New Advisory Council on Racial Justice

On October  25, 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office kicked off an advisory council geared towards promoting racial justice and equity in Massachusetts. The new council is made up of leaders and advocates from organizations across the state. Our executive director, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, a member of the new council, was featured on Mass Live, the

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Federal Appeals Court to Hear Police Diversity Case

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN POLICE DIVERSITY CASE Boston, MA – A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a case of far-reaching importance concerning diversity in police forces throughout Massachusetts.  In Lopez v. Lawrence, Black and Latino police officers are challenging an examination used by Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, Springfield,

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