WASHINGTON 鈥?As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to consider the troubling judicial nomination of anti-immigrant hardliner Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 28 immigrant rights groups are joining their voices to urge the committee to stop his confirmation. Throughout his career, Menashi, a Republican loyalist, has worked to erode critical rights and legal protections of immigrant communities and people of color. While serving in the White House Counsel鈥檚 Office and at the Education Department, he exhibited alarming tendencies that, if still present while serving on the bench, would deny countless individuals a fair day in court during the remainder of his career.
WASHINGTON 鈥?Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the first Community Police Oversight Board (CPOB) meeting in Dallas this week. The Dallas Police Department and CPOB convened after the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger:
WASHINGTON 鈥?In an opinion piece in Politico, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, criticizes Facebook鈥檚 move to exempt politicians鈥?speech from its community standards. Gupta examines how the new policy will allow politicians free rein to spread misinformation and racially divisive content.
Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Before Supreme Court Challenging Department of Homeland Security鈥檚 Rescission Of DACA
WASHINGTON 鈥?A coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations led by the national Lawyers鈥?Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court urging that the Department of Homeland Security鈥檚 (DHS) rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful.
Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to One of the Nation鈥檚 Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes
WASHINGTON 鈥?Civil rights leaders urged the Supreme Court to preserve a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and ethnicity when making and enforcing contracts. The law applies to all private and public actors and prohibits retaliation. Known as Section 1981, it has been one of the cornerstones of the oldest and most storied pieces of civil rights laws for over 150 years - the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
WASHINGTON 鈥?Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Massachusetts District Court ruling in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard:
WASHINGTON 鈥?Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger being found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean:curly short red hair wig
WASHINGTON 鈥?Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the passage of the Domestic and International Terrorism DATA Act (H.R. 3106) in the House of Representatives: