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Judicial Vacancies in Alabama Pile Up
“Just because you have a number of vacancies at once doesn’t mean you automatically do a deal,” said Leslie Proll, [LDF Director of the Washington, D.C. Office]. “There is no question that President Obama should be nominating an African American to the 11th Circuit, yesterday.”
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Statement on Department of Justice's Decision to Investigate the Death of Freddie Gray4/21/15
Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has officially opened an investigation of Freddie Gray’s death to determine whether any “prosecutable civil rights violation occurred.” The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Joins the Call for Answers in the Death of Freddie Gray Following Injuries He Sustained While in the Custody of Baltimore Police Officers4/20/15
Once again, a family and community are left to mourn the loss of a young Black male who died as a result of injuries sustained while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department. Freddie Gray is the most recent victim in a disturbing string of in-custody injuries, deaths and incidents of police violence. We extend our deepest condolences to his family members and friends and join their call for answers.
On April 15, 2015, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill submitted a
LDF Submits Letter to St. Louis Municipalities Addressing Lack of African-American Representation on City Councils4/15/15
On the heels of last week’s historic municipal elections in Ferguson, Missouri, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.