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Monitor Weekly - July 2, 2010

The Leadership Conference Education Fund July 2, 2010

Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Legend William L. Taylor

William L. Taylor, legendary civil rights attorney and education advocate, died on June 28 of complications resulting from a recent fall. Taylor was known for his tireless efforts to create a public education system that truly meets the needs of the nation's marginalized children. He successfully litigated a number of major public school desegregation cases in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

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The Leadership Conference Hails House Passage of Final Financial Reform Legislation

Last night, the House of Representatives passed 237-192 the final financial reform bill that emerged from the House-Senate conference committee last week.  The legislation is designed to create an effective regulatory structure for Wall Street in order to stave off future crises that can wreck the economy and upend the lives of millions of Americans.  It also creates a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with broad regulatory powers to protect consumers from abusive lending practices that contributed to the current economic meltdown.  The bureau will include a civil rights office focused exclusively on fighting discriminatory lending.

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The Leadership Conference Responds to Senators' False Characterization of Justice Thurgood Marshall

The civil rights community is speaking out against attempts by some senators to distort the legacy of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall during the confirmation hearings on Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court.

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