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May 5, 2016

Blog Post

On May 4, 2016, CCR bestowed the Founders Award on Jules Lobel, our passionate cooperating attorney, board member since 1986, and current board president. Jules is the Bessie McKee Walthour Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, author of numerous books and articles, and...
CCR Blog
May 4, 2016

Blog Post

Yesterday, CCR joined a coalition of over 100 groups to send a letter to members of the New York Legislature, urging lawmakers to oppose bills that would effectively create blacklists of individuals and entities that boycott companies based in Israel or the occupied Palestinian t erritory. If...
CCR Blog
May 2, 2016

Blog Post

The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Muslim-American woman who had her religious head scarf – hijab – forcibly removed by a male officer of the Long Beach Police Department...
CCR Blog
May 2, 2016

CCR in the News

Civil rights attorneys knew that Public Act 436, Michigan’s current emergency manager law , was likely illegal and unconstitutional way back when it was first enacted, in December 2012. This was well before the Flint water crisis , which not only exposed many of the emergency management system’s...
May 2, 2016

CCR in the News

In recent weeks, governors , mayors , major businesses , and entertainers have joined a boycott of North Carolina and Mississippi as a way of protesting new state laws that license discrimination against LGBT people. Similar boycotts of Indiana were threatened or announced last year when that state...

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