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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, tell MSNBC’s Craig Melvin why the NAACP is encouraging the Department of Justice to investigate whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
In an op-ed for Central New Jersey's largest publication, The Times of Trenton, LDF's Director of Economic Justice ReNika Moore discusses the importance of the disparate impact provision of the Fair Housing Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing next term in Township of Mount Holly, NJ v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action
ABC News takes a look at the percentage breakdown of the population in support of, and critical of, recent Supreme Court rulings on the Voting Right Act and in same-sex marriage. The research reveals continued idealogical differences among racial, gender, educational and generational lines.
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LDF Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill was backstage at the Melissa Harris-Perry Show which was broadcast live from the Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend. While waiting for her appearance on the show, Ifill was interviewed by Brentin Mock of Colorlines magazine on LDF's blueprint for protecting minority voting rights after the Supreme Court's decision in7/08/13
Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director Counsel of the NAACP LDF, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry's show on MSNBC to discuss the current fight for voting rights, particularly following the Supreme Court ruling on the VRA in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Ifill, along with fellow panelists, Marc Morial, Rep.