Damon Hewitt Spotlights Significant Civil Rights Cases before SCOTUS

Damon Hewitt (’01), President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, contributed an opinion to Bloomberg Law discussing the committee’s filing of amicus briefs and presenting oral arguments in several “profoundly consequential” SCOTUS cases on voting rights, digital communications and affirmative action in education (“These Civil Rights Cases at the Supreme Court Could Make History This Year,” Jan. 3). “In this time of racial reckonings and increased racial violence, we need as many avenues as possible to create opportunities for Black and Brown students. The loss of affirmative action would further divide communities and workplaces and undermine this nation’s greatest strength—the multiracial diversity of its people. . . . These cases and others will shape the lives and futures of people throughout the US, and will determine whether the nation can advance racial equity and the just future that Black people, people of color, and Americans of all backgrounds deserve.”