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Press Release 06.29.23

Civil Rights Leaders Condemn SCOTUS Decision to Weaken Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Demand Action from All Sectors to Ensure All Students Can Thrive

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, and LatinoJustice held a joint press briefing to condemn the Supreme Court majority’s bigoted agenda and decision to betray our shared values of fairness and equal opportunity. The decisions, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina, rejected nearly 50 years of precedent. Civil rights leaders spoke on the unacceptable decision to roll back decades of progress on civil rights and racial justice and detailed the united commitment across race and ethnicity to build a multiracial democracy where all students have an unprejudiced opportunity to pursue higher education.

Press Release 06.26.23

More than a Dozen National Civil Rights Organizations Demand YouTube Reverse Its Decision Allowing Misinformation About Elections

WASHINGTON — Today, more than a dozen national civil rights organizations representing a broad range of communities wrote to YouTube CEO Neal Mohan urging him to change course and to continue removing false election claims about the 2020 election from the platform. The letter comes after an early June decision by YouTube, which backtracked on a two-year policy aimed at combating rampant misinformation about the 2020 election. The election fraud policy was first enacted in December 2020.

Press Release 06.21.23

Merle Brings Crucial Perspectives to the Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Natasha Merle to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:

Press Release 06.20.23

Julie Rikelman’s Confirmation Strengthens Our Federal Judiciary

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Julie Rikelman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Press Release 06.15.23

Choudhury’s Historic Confirmation Bolsters Our Judiciary

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Nusrat Choudhury to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:

Press Release 06.14.23

Dale Ho’s Confirmation Is Important to Pursuit of Equal Justice

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Dale Ho to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York:

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