Justice Reform News

Press Release 02.22.21

Civil Rights Organizations Urge Senate to Confirm Garland As Attorney General

WASHINGTON — Pointing out America is in dire need of a course correction at the Justice Department, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released a letter today signed by 59 organizations urging the Senate to consider and confirm Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States. The organizations also urged Senators to ask Judge Garland questions during the confirmation process about his views on a full array of civil rights and criminal justice policy matters.

Press Release 01.7.21

Garland Will Restore Honor to the Department of Justice

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States, Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General, and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:

Press Release 12.22.20

LDF, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Open Society Policy Center, and Center for Policing Equity Issue Statement on Release of President Trump’s Law Enforcement Commission Report

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report from the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, despite the U.S. District Court’s decision that the Commission had violated the law. In response, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Open Society Policy Center, and the Center for Policing Equity issued the following joint statement:

Press Release 12.15.20

Groups Call for a Justice Department Committed to Civil Rights Enforcement

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 80 groups, today issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:

Press Release 10.30.20

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

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