Ashcroft v. Iqbal

AlexReinertFor the inaugural episode of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights interview series, we spoke with Alex Reinert, an Assistant Professor of Law at the Cardozo School of Law, who argued the recent case Ashcroft v. Iqbal before the Supreme Court. The Court’s 5-4 decision has several troubling civil rights implications, and made it significantly tougher for citizens to hold government officials responsible for misconduct. Listen in as Professor Reinert explains the full impact of the Court’s decision.


The Civil Rights Impact Of Sonia Sotomayor’s Confirmation

CesarPerales_croppedThe Campaign spoke this week with Cesar Perales, Former President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, about Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s historic confirmation. Mr. Perales served with Justice Sotomayor during her tenure as a member of PRLDEF’s board. He provides excellent insight into the hearing’s meaning for civil rights and the continuing politicization of the judiciary.


Lewis v. City of Chicago

JoshCivinJosh Civin, Associate Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, spoke with Tricia Perry about the Lewis v. City of Chicago case involving racial discrimination in the hiring of firefighters. Listen in as Civin talks about the upcoming Supreme Court ruling that will decide if a district court’s unappealed finding that an employer discriminated against over 6,000 African American job applicants can be dismissed on a procedural technicality about whether the applicants filed their lawsuit in time.