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Press Release 11.14.19

More than 150 Civil Rights Groups Demand Comprehensive Voting Rights Reform

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations released their policy platform, “Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond” today, marking the overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights community. The platform offers concrete policy recommendations to public officials, policy makers, and candidates for the 2020 state and federal elections and proposes a unified vision for ensuring that Americans have a strong, functioning democracy.

Press Release 11.13.19

Menashi is Unqualified to Sit in Thurgood Marshall’s Seat

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 nomination of Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 11.13.19

As Arguments Begin, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation’s Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., and more importantly one of the Nation’s oldest anti-discrimination statutes, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Press Release 11.7.19

Rudofsky’s Confirmation Will Bring Bias to the Bench

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 confirm Lee Rudofsky to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas:

Press Release 11.7.19

Menashi is Unfit for a Lifetime Appointment

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign Director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance the nomination of Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 11.6.19

No One Should Celebrate the Demise of Our Courts

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Trump’s federal judicial confirmation “milestones” remarks:

Press Release 10.31.19

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk’s Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk’s nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The groups note that Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive freedom ever nominated to be a federal judge. Even the nonpartisan American Bar Association has determined she is not qualified for a lifetime seat on the federal bench.

Press Release 10.24.19

Walker Is Unfit for a Lifetime Seat

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 confirm the nomination of Justin Walker to serve on the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky: