From the beginning, ADL recognized the importance of addressing not only the defamation of the Jewish people, but simultaneously understood the importance of securing "justice and fair treatment to all..."
In the wake of events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and around the country, President Obama issued an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. ADL's statement to the Task Force advocates for "policing practices that can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust and collaborative relationships between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve and protect."
In advance of the Subcommittee hearings on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States,” ADL provided the League’s views on a number of civil and human rights priorities that Congress and the Administration should address.
Read about ADL's work in the courts from this past term.
Amicus curiae, literally "friend of the court," briefs have proven to be one of the most effective means of achieving ADL's goal of "securing justice and fair treatment to all..." Such briefs are filed by groups who are not parties to a particular dispute but nevertheless have a stake in its outcome.
As a civil rights organization with a stake in many different types of litigation, ADL has filed amicus briefs in cases involving issues that range from the separation of church and state to racial discrimination to marriage equality.