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LDF Mourns Passing of Edward William Brooke, III, First African American Elected to the Senate and Architect of Fair Housing Act of 19681/04/15
George Discusses Race, Gender and Discipline Disparities in Winter Issue of the National Bar Association12/29/14
Although no one was injured and no property was damaged, Kiera was arrested, charged with two felonies, suspended from school for 10 days, and sent to an alternative school. Public outcry resulted in the dropping of the felony charges and Kiera graduated from high school, but her family accumulated significant legal fees and it may take years to remove the felony arrest from her records.
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2014 has been a year of challenges and opportunities in the battle for racial justice. In the courts and in community meetings, on panels and in convenings, through media and reports, and before Congress, LDF has been on the front lines pushing for change. We also celebrated the 60th Anniversary of LDF’s iconic victory in Brown v.
LDF Files Amicus Brief to Uphold Disparate Impact Standard in Texas Fair Housing Case Before U.S. Supreme Court12/24/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Inc. (LDF) filed an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court of the United States should uphold a vital component of our nation’s civil rights laws known as the “disparate impact” standard. The brief, filed in the case of Texas v.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill: "People have to speak for themselves and that's the requirement for citizenship."