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Uncategorized 10.6.21

Judge Koh Is an Exceptional Choice to Serve on the Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Lucy Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 09.21.21

Civil Rights Groups Call On Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —A Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks will have a devastating impact on women with low incomes and Black women, according to an amicus brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 16 other prominent civil rights organizations on Monday. 

Press Release 08.27.21

Congress Must Protect Millions from Eviction 

WASHINGTON – Rob Randhava, senior policy counsel for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium, set to expire October 3, 2021:

Press Release 07.22.21

New Revelations in Kavanaugh’s Background Investigation Demand Accountability

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement regarding new disturbing details reported by The New York Times on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, including interference by the Trump White House.

Press Release 04.28.21

Biden’s Historic Nominations Spark Hope for a Judiciary Representative of the Nation 

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for five judicial nominees, including Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit:

Press Release 10.30.20

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

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