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Press Release 12.3.19

It Was Wrong in 1954, It’s Wrong Now

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Komitee (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York) and the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of John Sinatra (U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York), both of whom refused to affirm that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided:

Press Release 12.3.19

‘We Are Democracy’ Conference to Focus on 2020 and Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a “We Are Democracy” conference on December 5, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. Key rights leaders, journalists, and legal experts will discuss what is at stake in 2020 for democracy, justice, inclusion, and opportunity.

News 11.29.19

This Week in Judicial Nominations – 11/29

Trump promised to remake the federal judiciary in his image at a reckless rate by confirming more than 180 judges by the end of this year. With 164 judicial confirmations, Trump, enabled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are taking over our courts by installing unqualified and biased judicial nominees who jeopardize our civil rights. To date, Trump has filled nearly one-fifth of the entire federal judiciary, and one-quarter of all circuit court judgeships. Stymied by Congress, Trump and McConnell are trying to transform our courts in order to implement the party’s failing agenda. And the harm caused by this deliberate attempt to roll back our civil and human rights by filling the courts with anti-civil rights nominees will be felt for decades to come.

Press Release 11.21.19

VanDyke and Bumatay Are Trump’s Latest Attempts to Transform Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign Director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on today’s Senate vote to advance the nominations of Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, for seats in Nevada and California, respectively:

Press Release 11.20.19

Hate Ends Here: Civil Rights Groups Convene to Demand Action

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, families of Khalid Jabara and Matthew Shepard, and the civil rights community convened to discuss the epidemic of hate in our country and tangible actions for reform. A facilitated discussion led by The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund President and CEO Vanita Gupta commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act and addressed the need to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.