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Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Project to Participate in Paris, France, Bar Conference on International Women's Day3/04/13
Christina Swarns, Director of LDF’s Criminal Justice Project, has been invited by Christiane Féral-Schuhl, the President of the Paris Bar, to participate in the upcoming Paris Bar Conference, “Ces Femmes Qui Portent La Robe – Femmes Engages, Femmes de Réseau” (“These Women Who Wear the Robe – Women Engaged, Women Networking”). This event will take place on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, 2013, at La Maison du Barreau in Paris.
(New York, NY) The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted a friend-of-the-court brief today to the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor asking the Court to hold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. LDF’s brief urges the Court to apply heightened scrutiny to the law because it intentionally relegates gays and lesbians to inferior social status.
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Debo P. Adegbile of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument on behalf of defendant-intervenors in the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important civil rights cases in a generation.
SCOTUS Dispatch: 'Hush Fell' Over Courtroom
Your Take: A civil rights lawyer's view of the scene as the high court heard a voting-rights case.