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The Power of Now
11/22/16Related Case or Issue:
Five years ago, Texas passed one of the strictest Voter ID laws in the country. The legal fight began immediately and has continued through this day, with critics of the law getting some assistance from the Obama administration's Justice Department.
Now, with Republican Donald Trump set to ascend to the Oval Office, the law's future is more uncertain than ever. Among the questions up in the air: Whom will Trump nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia's death, and how will a Trump-led Justice Department operate compared to the current administration?
LDF on Nomination of Jeff Sessions: Unimaginable He Could Be Entrusted to Serve as Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Civil Rights Laws11/18/16
Statement of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to Be Attorney General
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Overview of the Civil Rights Record of Reported Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions
'Disturbing' — Civil rights groups take on Facebook over ad discrimination
When ProPublica revealed that Facebook allowed advertisers to target or exclude users by their "ethnic affinity," the social network at first doubled down on defending the practice.