Civil rights groups: enforce the Consent Decree, support ADC motion to intervene

Westchester Case

In a Nov. 29, 2011 letter to the Monitor, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and the National Fair Housing Alliance note that, “It is now 27 months after the entry of the Decree, and there has not been any material progress or compliance.” The civil rights groups express their concern about the “failure of the Monitor and the Government to fully implement all the terms and objectives of the Decree, despite ample authority to do so,” and call on the Monitor “to reverse [his] earlier opposition to the Motion to Intervene filed by the Anti-Discrimination Center (the organization that litigated the matter in the first place) to ensure the presence of a party that will seek vigorous enforcement of the Consent Decree.”