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Leah Aden in ProPublica on Need to Strike Down Texas Photo ID Law Enacted with Discriminatory Purpose1/23/17
Leah Aden, senior counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said by email that her organization was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision, calling the Fifth Circuit’s decision “a victory for Texas voters, particularly the 600,000 registered and one million eligible voters who lack one of the limited forms of photo ID that SB 14 requires.”
Department of Transportation Review of Baltimore Red Line Cancellation Critical First Step to Upholding Federal Law1/23/17Related Case or Issue:
Read the PDF of our statement here.
DOJ Asks to Postpone Texas Voter ID Hearing
Texas federal court has delayed a voter ID hearing, signaling changes in the DOJ under Trump's administration. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Sherrilyn Ifill discusses the case and the decision's possible outcomes.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund sent a letter opposing Ben Carson’s nomination for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Senators Michael Crapo and Sherrod Brown, the Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the U.S. Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Read the full letter here.
1/21/17Related Case or Issue:
Just days before the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) was set to appear in a federal district court in Texas with its co-counsel to continue a nearly six-year fight against the state’s photo ID law (SB14), the strictest photo ID law in the country, the Department of Justice requested a one-month delay in proceedings, citing the transition in administration.