Courts News

Press Release 10.4.19

Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Before Supreme Court Challenging Department of Homeland Security’s Rescission Of DACA

WASHINGTON – A coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations led by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court urging that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful.

Press Release 09.11.19

Senate Fails to Meet the Lowest Possible Bar for Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Ada Brown (Northern District of Texas) and Steven Grimberg (Northern District of Georgia), who both refused to affirm that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided:

Press Release 09.5.19

Civil Rights Leaders: Title VII Must Cover LGBTQ People

WASHINGTON – Two civil rights leaders today outlined in SCOTUSblog why Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Sharon McGowan, chief strategy officer and legal director of Lambda Legal, authored the piece and previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division – with Gupta as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division and McGowan as principal deputy chief of the Appellate Section.

Press Release 07.31.19

Senate Continues to Degrade Texas Federal Courts

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmations of Jeffrey Brown to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas and Brantley Starr to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas:

Press Release 07.30.19

McConnell Shamelessly Rushes to Confirm Block of 19 Judges

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move forward lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees this week, bringing Trump’s record to 150 judges confirmed by the Senate:

Press Release 07.24.19

Senate Rewards Buescher for His Bias

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska:

Press Release 07.24.19

Senate Fails to Maintain Minimal Standards for Judges

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Wendy Berger to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Berger refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:

Press Release 07.18.19

How Many Brown v. Board Deniers Can The Senate Rubber Stamp?

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Clifton Corker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Corker refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education: