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VIDEO: Rally for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court!

On Tuesday, March 26, thousands of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court building to speak out in support of the right for same-sex couples to get married. President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS to Hear Another Affirmative Action Case; Pres. Obama Ready for an Immigration Bill

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Supreme Court to wade into affirmative action — again Richard Wolf USA Today The Supreme Court is now scheduled to hear another affirmative action case from … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Civil and Human Rights Community Rallies in Support of the Voting Rights Act

Watch a video of supporters of the Voting Rights Act rallying outside of the Supreme Court in support of the Act on the day the Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a key provision of the Act. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB1070 Immigration Law; Title IX Myths Persist; Keeping GED Test Viable in New York

Compiled by Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Supreme Court rejects much of Arizona Immigration Law Robert Barnes The Washington Post Today, The Supreme Court released its decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070. It … Continue reading

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Rallying for Affordable Health Care!

Hundreds of concerned citizens rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building for three days last week as the oral arguments around the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act were being argued inside.  The crowd was diverse, the testimony … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Idealism Survives at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; All Sides Rally During Supreme Court Hearings on Health Care Reform; State Anti-immigration Bills Lose Traction

Compiled by Wally McElwain, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Government’s Not Dead Yet Joe Nocera – Op-Ed The New York Times The newly created Consumer Financial Bureau has attracted idealistic young people that still believe … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Supreme Court Considers Life Without Parole for Juveniles; GOP Budget Proposal Cuts Safety Net; Department of Justice and Florida Grand Jury Investigate Fatal Shooting of Teenager

Compiled by Wally McElwain, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Court Questions Life Without Parole for Juveniles Associated Press The Supreme Court is considering whether minors may receive life sentences without parole. Justice Anthony Kennedy has … Continue reading

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