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Transgender Day of Remembrance

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, NCLEJ honors the lives of trans and gender diverse people lost to systemic oppression and both interpersonal and state violence. In 2020 alone, 350 trans and gender diverse people across the globe…

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Meet NCLEJ’s newest experts!

We are excited to introduce you to our newest fellows Jordan Berger and Jarron McAllister and Staff Attorney Linda Morris who each joined NCLEJ this Fall. We’re proud to have their expertise and know how fueling our fight…

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The Election of Our Next President

The Election of our 46th President, Joseph Biden  Today, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice celebrates the democratic process that has resulted in voters selecting Joseph R. Biden to be America’s 46th President. By thoughtfully and carefully ensuring the full participation…

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Count Every Vote

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice commends election officials across the country counting every single ballot to determine the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Only a full vote count will reflect the will of the…

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A Precedent-Setting Win for People with Disabilities in Michigan!

Michiganders with disabilities achieved a major victory in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in NCLEJ’s Waskul v. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health case. Plaintiffs, individuals with developmental disabilities, and the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy, a non-profit organization that…

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NCLEJ Submits Comment Opposing U.S. DOL’s Proposed “Independent Contractor Status” Rule

On September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or “Department”) announced a proposed rule that would change the way the Department defines “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This new interpretation would restrict the…

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Migrant Justice settles federal lawsuit on ICE retaliation and Trump administration agrees to terms in First Amendment suit days before election

Victory! Our plaintiffs Migrant Justice and supporters are announcing a settlement in our case to sue Immigration and Customs Enforcement and stop ICE’s unlawful surveillance, harassment, and arrest of immigrant community leaders targeted for their First Amendment protected…

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NCLEJ Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Yesterday, just over a month after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and just days before the election, President Trump and his allies in the Senate forced through Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. NCLEJ condemns…

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