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LDF and Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Find Cranston, Rhode Island Prison-based Gerrymandering Scheme Unconstitutional9/01/16Related Case or Issue:
9/01/16Related Case or Issue:
LDF submitted a comment letter in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s proposed Residence Rule, strongly urging the Census Bureau to count incarcerated people as residents of their last known, pre-arrest home address to treat them like any other group of people who may be away from their homes on Census Day, but still remain true residents of their communities.
LDF Joins the Election Protection Coalition in Open Letter to Political Parties Concerning Voter Intimidation8/31/16Related Case or Issue:
As part of the Election Protection Coalition, the largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, LDF sent an open letter to the leadership of the four political parties with presidential candidates in 2016.
Sherrilyn Ifill in SCOTUSBlog: How Will the Confirmation of a 9th Justice Affect the Future of Diversity in Higher Ed?8/31/16
LDF Urges California Governor to Sign Legislation Enabling More Than 50,000 People with Past Felony Convictions to Vote8/31/16Related Case or Issue:
In a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, LDF urges the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2466, which will codify a recent court decision, Scott v. Bowen, concerning voter eligibility and eliminate residual ambiguity in state law regarding the impact that a felony conviction has on voting.