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Vigilance in the Defense of Liberty and Freedom
3/29/13Related Case or Issue:
New York, NY (March 29, 2013) – U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin declared yesterday that Davis v. City of New York, the lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stops and arrests of public housing residents and their guests for trespassing in public housing residences can proceed to trial.
Mr. Nabrit was a longtime lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund who argued for school integration at the Supreme Court. Read the New York Times retrospective on the life of this civil rights icon.
Today, LDF's Washington Office Director, Leslie Proll, presented on a panel at the Third Annual Stateswomen for Justice Luncheon at the National Press Club. In its third year, the Luncheon focuses on racial justice issues and is sponsored by Trice Edney Communications. The panel featured women leaders from national civil rights organizations who discussed their top priorities fifty years after the March on Washington.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) commends the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for revising its Criminal Background Policy Statement. The revisions to HANO's policy follow many of the recommendations LDF submitted in writing last month.
Ria Tabacco Mar, LDF Assistant Counsel of the Economic Justice Practice, highlights in Ebony.com the strikingly similar text and tone of today's continuing debate on Marriage Equality with past language all too familiar to African Americans in the defense of institutional racial inequality.