Clara Kent's Blog Archive

The City of Chicago has taken an important step addressing racial and ethnic segregation and other housing discrimination in releasing its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, including ...
. . . . . .. Most Americans have grown up familiar with the name and story of Rosa Parks, but she was not the first African American woman to refuse to give up her seat on a...
Less than a year after releasing The Color ofRepresentation(a comprehensive reviewof minority representation in Illinois), the Voting Rights Project (VRP) has had its first succes...
By Candace Moore and Jessica Schneider, EEP Staff Attorneys . “My friend would be alive today if he had a job.” Those are the haunting words of a young woman at ...
Recent media is bringing to light an issue largely considered solved, but that continues to be a problem for clients of the Health Disparities Project (HDP). Unfortunately, many of our clients&rsqu...
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee & Open Communities Negotiate Settlement in Housing Discrimination Lawsuit against Rentology The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,...
A federal three-judge panel today unanimously rejected Attorney General Brad Schimel’s motion to dismiss a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit filed by 12 Wisconsin Democrats. The ruling in W...
CLCCRUL's Employment Opportunity Project has taken on an age discrimination case in which the claimant (a 59 year-old executive) believes that a company's hiring process intentionally weeds...
Today the New York Times published an op-ed piece by Charles Blow summarizing the reasons investigation and reform is needed with respect to the Chicago Police Department and the political actors w...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights today calls for the release of police video of the police shooting of Ronald Johnson III. Following the long delay in release of th...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights endorses the request made today by the Chicago Urban League for a federal pattern or practice investigation of the Chicago Police Department by...
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights fully and enthusiastically supports the FAIR COPS Ordinance proposed by the Community Renewal Society. The institutions in Chicago that are s...
As described on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in the New York Times, recently released police data show that police officers repeatedly accused of misconduct are rarely penalized by the Police ...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Inc. applauds the decision of Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin Valderrama requiring the City of Chicago to release the police video that sho...
From Director James Redford and Executive Producer Karen Pritzker,Paper Tigersfollows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that used the science and...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2015 CONTACT: Debra Walker Johnson Director of Development and External Affairs 312-202-3653 (office) dwalkerjohnson@clcc...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s gerrymandering suit in Wisconsin, Whitford v. Nichol, is making headlines across the nation. Featured today in the National J...
In early October, the 7th Circuit Bar Association held a training on Employment Law, Settlement Techniques, and the U.S. District Court, N.D. Ill., Settlement Assistance Program. The C...
Chicago, IL (Oct. 13, 2015) – A recent investigation conducted by several Chicago fair housing organizations revealed that despite passage of Cook County’s Source of Income amendm...
Chicago, IL (Oct. 13, 2015) – A recent investigation conducted by several Chicago fair housing organizations revealed that despite passage of Cook County’s Source of Income am...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee joins the nation in mourning the passing of legendary civil rights activist, Julian Bond. Mr. Bond was a visionary and tireless champion for civil and human rig...
Last Wednesday the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil rights Under Law filed suit on behalf of Wisconsin plaintiffs suing state election officials over the state assembly district plan that...
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an important new fair housing regulation aimed at promoting diverse, inclusive communities and overcoming the negative ef...
June 25, 2015 – The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights enthusiastically applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the disparate impact theory under the f...
We are looking for a full-time National Volunteer Service position with AmeriCorps to start in August, that includes a monthly stipend and some other benefits. The VISTA will work on outreach ...
Chicago, IL, May 28, 2015 – The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., in partnership with Reed Smith LLP, settled a federal fair housing discrimination laws...
We are looking for a full-time National Volunteer Service position with AmeriCorps to start in August, that includes a monthly stipend and some other benefits. The VISTA will work on outreach ...
A first-of-its-kind report in Illinois has uncovered widespread underrepresentation of communities of color in local government jurisdictions, including 13 that could potentially face litigation un...
The Law Project (TLP) connects volunteer attorneys with nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs, providing them with the legal knowledge and resources they need to establish and sustai...
By Paul Strauss, Co-Director of Litigation On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued an important new case protecting the rights to pregnant women to continue working during their pregnan...
By Ruth Greenwood, Voting Rights Project Coordinator The Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday in the case of Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, reversing and remanding a decision t...
This Sunday, March 15, will mark the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s powerful speech to a joint session of Congress – and to the nation – about the urgent need ...
The United States Department of Justice has issued a scathing review of the Ferguson Police Department, showing that the City, its Court, and its Police Department used arrests and prosecutions to ...
Sunday, March 8th is the Official 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In celebration of this momentous anniversary, twelve of our sta...
A letter from CLC's Director of Fair Housing Betsy Shuman-Moore to the Chicago Reader Editors in response to their story titled Still Separate, Unequal, and Ignored: To the Chicago Read...
Last night the youth of Chicago came together for a youth-led mayoral candidate forum called Youth Speaks! at the Chicago History Museum. Chicago Lawyers' Committee Staff Attorney Candace Moore...
A new Chicago policy governing the treatment of homeless people and their personal possessions is going into effect. The policy is the successful result of legal work performed by the Chicago...
January 21, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in the important case Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (No. 13-1371). The Chicago Lawyers’ Committ...
Two of our staff attorneys, Candace Moore and Jessica Schneider, attended several meetings for a Chicago school discipline reform. They participated in a group for the reform called "Creating ...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights appreciates the Chicago Tribune’s story regarding where tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers live. As the article states, these vouchers,...
July 15, 2013 By:John Flynn Rooney Chicago Daily Law Bulletin staff writer A Chicago-based organization that supports court-relat...
Our City is in a crisis about the planned closing of neighborhood-based public schools. Specifically, as many as 54 Chicago Public Schools will be closed and 61 building structures emptied in addit...
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee mourns the loss of civil rights champion and former Chicago Lawyers’ Committee Executive Director Robert Howard. Mr. Howard served as CLC Executive Director...
Tolearn more about Dr. Berry's work and the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, join us for the 44th Annual Meeting. Tickets are $150.00 per person and $1,500.00 for a t...
Nonprofit VOTE recently released America Goes to the Polls-- a report on national turnout and voting trends. The report features useful insight from across the country, including data to supp...
The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (CLC) commends the regulation that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued on February 5, 2013 entitled “Implem...
For the first time in history, the school-to-prison pipeline was the focus of a Senate hearing. "Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was a milestone for a movement that has fought to...
FAIR HOUSING STAFF ATTORNEY The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., a not-for-profit organization with a long and successful history of civil rights litigation an...
In 2011, the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, with the Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym law firm, filed a lawsuit challenging a criminal background check report prepared by a company named ...
The Metropolitan Attachment Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University honored 29 students on the June 6 at a tea reception, welcoming them to Chicago to participate in a summer internshi...
CLC Board Member Alejandro Caffarelli of Caffarelli & Siegel, together with other named partner Marc J. Siegel, have been awardedIllinois Super Lawyers for 2012. Super Lawyers selects its...
Chicago – The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, joined by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is asking a state appellate court to reject a claim advanc...
Article: The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin March 20, 2012 ByBethany Krajelis — bkrajelis@lbpc.com Law Bulletin staff writer Twitter: @bethanykrajelis As voters c...
CLC is delighted to welcome Marissa Liebling to our staff as a Staff Attorney. Marissa will primarily focus on election protection and voting rights in 2012, but will also have a hand in employment...
CLC welcomes Adama Wiltshire, who will be the Development Associate and Executive Assistant. Prior to attending the University of Chicago, Adama interned at the Trinidad and Tobago Natio...
The Illinois Bar Foundation today awarded the Chicago Lawyers' Committee a grant to support our organizational growth and expansion, in recognition of our organizational revital...
For Immediate Release September 3, 2009 Contact: Betsy Shuman-Moore, 312.630.9744 bshuman-moore@clccrul.org Jason Milch, 312.846.964...
Here are articles from the Chicago Tribune, National Law Journal, Chicago Sun-Times,and Hoy on our recent victory in a hate crime fair housing lawsuit. ...