Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Joseph R. Bankoff, Counsel of RecordThe Lawyers’ Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. Its principal mission is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law. Joseph R. Bankoff is a partner in the law firm King & Spalding, where he specializes in intellectual property. He received his law degree in 1971 from the University of Illinois. The following is excerpted from the Amicus Curiae Brief for the Respondents as submitted to the U.S….