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The Power of Now
1/21/15Related Case or Issue:
As the organization that litigated Brown v. Board of Education over sixty years ago, LDF has led the charge in advancing equal educational opportunity in our nation's public schools. As Chief Justice Warren noted in the Brown opinion, "education is the very foundation of good citizenship." In a globally competitive economy, quality education is an imperative.
Proll Makes Argument for Keeping Fair Housing Act Intact in Blog Post Featured on Alliance for Justice1/21/15
In a blog post for the Alliance for Justice web site, LDF Director of the Washington, D.C. Office Leslie Proll gives historical context to the Fair Housing Act and presses its continued importance on a day the U. S. Supreme Court hears argument in a case that could jeopardize its ability to stem bias in housing:
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Receives Response in Request for Investigation of Darren Wilson Grand Jury Proceedings by Administration Department of 21st Judicial Circuit in Missouri1/20/15
On January 5, 2015, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) submitted a letter to Judge Maura McShane, the Presiding Judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit in Missouri, requesting that the court conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in the non-indictment of former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. The letter was endorsed by LDF's local partners the Mound City Bar As
The Supreme Court will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. on January 21, 2015. This case puts landmark civil rights law in jeopardy, as the case considers whether to overturn foundational fair housing protections. LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill has written an op-ed on the issue, which is featured in McClatchy DC today.