The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Civil Rights Monitor - Spring 1991
Vol. 5, No. 4
The Civil Rights Monitor is an annual publication that reports on civil rights issues pending before the three branches of government. The Monitor also provides a historical context within which to assess current civil rights issues. Previous issues of the Monitor are available online. Browse or search the archives
In This Issue
Senate Judiciary Committee Rejects Judge Kenneth Ryskamp
On April 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-6 not to send the nomination of Judge Ryskamp to the Senate floor with a recommendation that he be confirmed .
Supreme Court Rules in Fetal Protection Case
In March 20, 1991 the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the fetal protection policy of Johnson Controls is sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Supreme Court Accepts Georgia School Desegregation Case
The Supreme Court has accepted for review a Georgia school desegregation case that addresses when a formerly segregated school district may be freed from court supervision
On April 22, 1991, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in several voting rights cases from Texas and Louisiana on the question of whether the effects test of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, as amended in 1982, applies to the election of judges.
Supreme Court Accepts Higher Education Desegregation Case
On April 15 the Supreme Court agreed to review a Fifth Circuit decision affirming the District Court's ruling that Mississippi had met its obligation to disestablish its formerly segregated higher education system.
My Mind on Freedom: 40 Years of LCCR
The LCCR has produced a ten-minute video which traces the history of LCCR from 1950 to 1990 against the backdrop of the civil rights movement
The Urban Institute released a report that concludes that when equally qualifies young men, one black and the other white, apply for entry-level job openings, the white advances farther in the hiring process one out of every five times .