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Happy Birthday, LDF! 5 Things You May Not Know About the Nation’s Oldest Civil Rights Legal Organization3/20/17
Today, March 20th 2017, we celebrate the 77th anniversary of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). To many, LDF is best known for ending school segregation through the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. LDF is also well-known for the pivotal work of its founder and first Director-Counsel, Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. But did you know that LDF helped map the successful 1965 Selma to Montgomery march?
Neil Gorsuch's Conservative Record Revealed
Neil Gorsuch will sit in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow--and his record shows that he is more conservative than many people think. Joy and her panel discuss the Supreme Court nominee.
The plaintiffs in the Sheff v. O'Neill school desegregation case are more frustrated than anyone that a significant number of Hartford students of color remain in highly segregated, low-performing schools. We are now more than two decades past the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that, as a result of racial and ethnic isolation in Hartford's schools, "[e]very passing day denies ... children their constitutional right to a substantially equal education."
LDF Supports Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in Historic Decision to Not Seek the Death Penalty in Future Capital Cases3/16/17
Read a PDF of our statement here.
LDF Supports Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in Historic Decision to Not Seek the Death Penalty in Future Capital Cases
LDF’s Sonia Gill Hernandez and Angel Harris in Courier-Journal: “Blue Lives Matter” Bill is Harmful to Communities and Police3/15/17
Across the country, state legislatures have responded to a very real and ongoing national policing crisis by proposing “Blue Lives Matter” legislation, which is often more of a political statement than anything else. Kentucky’s House Bill 14 is one such bill and is no less divisive and unnecessary than those introduced in other states. It is vital that the citizens of Kentucky urge Gov. Matt Bevin to veto it.