Take Action: No Chicago Bar Association conference in Jerusalem

Take Action: No Chicago Bar Association conference in Jerusalem

Palestine Legal joins the National Lawyers Guild – Chicago, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and the Center for Constitutional Rights in urging the Chicago Bar Association, Catholic Lawyers Guild, and Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois to reconsider the location of a Continuing Legal Education conference in Jerusalem scheduled for the end of March.

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Senate HELP Committee Approves Nomination of Anti-Palestinian Crusader Kenneth Marcus

Senate HELP Committee Approves Nomination of Anti-Palestinian Crusader Kenneth Marcus

On Thursday, the US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee approved the nomination of Kenneth L. Marcus to head the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education.

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Dima Khalidi in The Nation

Dima Khalidi in The Nation

"Kenneth Marcus has a history of opposing affirmative action and attacking the First Amendment rights of Israel critics."

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Marcus’ Ideological Alignment with Trump

Marcus’ Ideological Alignment with Trump

At a time when bigotry and harassment targeting marginalized students is on the rise, students need and deserve a civil rights champion in the DOE. Kenneth Marcus is not that person.
 

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Kenneth Marcus’ Anti-Free Speech, Anti-Civil Rights Record

Kenneth Marcus’ Anti-Free Speech, Anti-Civil Rights Record

President Trump nominated Kenneth Marcus for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. The following fact sheet provides background on Marcus, and explains why his appointment would threaten fundamental rights at our nation's campuses. 

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Trump Nominates Anti-Palestinian Crusader to Civil Rights Post at Dept. of Ed

Trump Nominates Anti-Palestinian Crusader to Civil Rights Post at Dept. of Ed

Marcus’s record of attacking students places him squarely in the company of white supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian ideologues.

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The University of California Must Protect Civil Rights in the Face of Trump’s Persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine Activists

The University of California Must Protect Civil Rights in the Face of Trump’s Persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine Activists

As Trump’s campaign promises become reality, the University of California (UC) Regents’ so-called “Intolerance Principles” put vulnerable students at risk for increased attacks, warned Palestine Legal and other civil rights organizations in a letter, sent today, to UC President Napolitano and the Board of Regents.

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