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Press Release 06.13.19

Committee Keeps Lowering the Bar by Advancing Nominees Who Won’t Affirm Brown v. Board

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 Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nominations of David Novak (Eastern District of Virginia), Matthew Solomson (U.S. Court of Federal Claims), Steven Grimberg (Northern District of Georgia), and Ada Brown (Northern District of Texas). All of them have refused to affirm that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided:

Press Release 06.12.19

Barber Fails Brown v. Board Moral Test, Senate Confirms Anyway

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 Thomas Barber – who refused to state that the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision was correctly decided – to serve as a district judge in the Middle District of Florida:

Press Release 06.12.19

AZ Mayor and GWU Researcher Warn of Devastating Consequences of Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a decision coming down from the Supreme Court regarding the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census this month, communities across all sectors, including business owners and local governments, are bracing for how this ruling could affect them. As Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus, pointed out, if the Supreme Court chooses to add a citizenship question to the census, businesses throughout the country—and the economy at large – could face devastating consequences. More than a dozen companies — including Uber, Lyft, Univision, Warby Parker, Postmates, Ben & Jerry’s and Levi Strauss — have voiced their opposition and signed an amicus brief outlining their concerns about the impact of adding this question.

Press Release 06.12.19

Another Trump Trick to Hide Truth on Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege to block Congressional access to documents on the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

Press Release 06.11.19

Wright-Reed Act Would Reduce Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of S. 1764, the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2019, which would empower the Federal Communications Commission to reduce excessive intrastate rates for telephone calls from prisons:

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