The Committee successfully advocates with the U.S. Attorney General to convene a special federal Grand Jury to investigate the deaths of Black Panther leaders Mark Clark and Fred Hampton, killed during a raid by the Police. This eventually results in the indictment of the State's Attorney and others.
Using data collected by two major universities, the Committee files a federal class action challenging city-wide disparities in the per-pupil instructional expenditures made in Chicago's Black and White schools. After the case is filed, the Board of Education equalizes expenditures.
The Committee facilitates an arrangement with the Public Defender and the Chief Judge of the Juvenile Division, whereby member firms will take appeals in cases that raise constitutional issues. The Committee also begins investigating the practice of confining juveniles in adult detention facilities.