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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 09.16.21

With Census Redistricting Data Indicating Growing Diversity, Policymakers Must Ensure Democracy for All

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statements from civil rights leaders and census experts regarding the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of data that states and localities will use to redraw electoral district boundaries. The leaders call on government officials to ensure the data, which indicate the nation is growing more diverse, is accurately used for the fair allocation of political representation to all communities, as mandated by Congress.

Press Release 09.14.21

Rossman Will Help Deliver ‘Equal Justice Under the Law’

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Veronica Rossman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit:

Press Release 09.14.21

Estudillo Will Be an Exceptional Federal Judge

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge David G. Estudillo to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

Press Release 09.14.21

Robinson and Sung Represent What Our Appellate Courts Need

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 nominations of Justice Beth Robinson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Jennifer Sung to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

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