Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC)


A civil rights organization founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy.
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Primary geographic focus: District of Columbia
Organization type(s): Provider


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Landlords Face Pressure on Criminal Background Checks

Laura Kusisto
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
April 4, 2016
Technology makes it possible for apartment owners to perform fast, cheap checks on prospective renters

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Where pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgiveness

Associated Press (AP)
June 22, 2018
Past convictions have led to difficulty finding housing or a job. Some were turned away when they applied for a nursing license or federal student loans, attorneys say. Some can't get into neighboring Canada.



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