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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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Victory for SNAP Recipients Nationwide

On Sunday, a federal court in DC issued an injunction permanently blocking a Trump Administration rule that would have deprived more than 700,000 people of desperately needed SNAP benefits.  The District of Columbia et.al. v. U.S.D.A decisionis a victory for…

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Dozens of Statewide Groups Call on Gov. Cuomo to Sign Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act

Legislation Would End Widespread Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Traffic Debt Today, over 50 groups from across New York State sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to sign the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act, which the…

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Press Release NYS Ventilator Case (COVID-19)

“No one should have to worry about their life-sustaining medical equipment being taken from them in a pandemic.” -Britney Wilson @NCLEJ staff attorney. Read our press release on our case with @disabilityrightsnewyork to protect personal ventilator users:

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