Fired UNC Center for Civil Rights lawyers are starting a new program

Fired UNC Center for Civil Rights lawyers are starting a new program

It’s understandable if you’re confused about the drama surrounding the UNC Center for Civil Rights. It can be tough to keep up. The backstory: After months of controversy and widespread opposition, the UNC Board of Governors in September approved a ban on litigation that prevents the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work for low-income

It’s understandable if you’re confused about the drama surrounding the UNC Center for Civil Rights. It can be tough to keep up.

The backstory: After months of controversy and widespread opposition, the UNC Board of Governors in September approved a ban on litigation that prevents the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work for low-income and minority groups (and for everybody in general).

Recent history: Lawyers Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix were fired from their jobs at the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Because, well, the center isn’t allowed to take cases to court anymore.

What’s new: Dorosin and Haddix are opening the independent Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights. The new center will take on the old center’s caseload.

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