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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
LDF Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill was backstage at the Melissa Harris-Perry Show which was broadcast live from the Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend. While waiting for her appearance on the show, Ifill was interviewed by Brentin Mock of Colorlines magazine on LDF's blueprint for protecting minority voting rights after the Supreme Court's decision in7/08/13
Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director Counsel of the NAACP LDF, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry's show on MSNBC to discuss the current fight for voting rights, particularly following the Supreme Court ruling on the VRA in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Ifill, along with fellow panelists, Marc Morial, Rep.
LDF Assistant Counsel Rachel Kleinman On Impact of the Supreme Court's Ruling in Fisher v. UT Austin7/08/13
LDF Assistant Counsel Rachel Kleinman spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Fisher v. UT Austin, which endorsed the benefits of student-body diversity in colleges and universities and allowed the continued use of race-conscious admissions policies.
Ryan Haygood, LDF Director of the Political Participation Group, talks with Tavis Smley about the implications of four recent Supreme Courts rulings regarding diversity in college admissions, The Voting Rights Act and same six marriage.
Listen to the conversation here.
This week marks what would have been the 105th birthday of LDF founder Thurgood Marshall. He was LDF’s first President and Director-Counsel and led the organization through some of its most important seminal cases.