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The Power of Now
It is with great sadness that LDF mourns the passing of Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Mayor Lumumba was a revered civil rights lawyer, a human rights activist, and, as the co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, a true revolutionary. He devoted himself completely to principles of freedom and self-determination for black people.
Johnathan Smith Testifies in Maryland in Support of Legislation That Would Protect Workers from Harassment2/26/14
Today, Assistant Counsel Johnathan Smith testified before the Maryland House of Delegate’s Health and Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 1350, the “Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2014,” which seeks to ensure that employees facing unlawful supervisor harassment in the workplace are adequately protected.
This year, Christina Swarns, Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Practice and Interim Director of Litigation has been chosen as an Honorary Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, from which she is an alum.
Cut to Early Voting Decreases Access to the
Polls and Weakens Georgia’s Democracy
In the wake of the disappointing verdict in the Michael Dunn trial, Sherrilyn Ifill and Philip Goff, argue that "[w]ithout an honest effort to engage the realities of race and perception, we will continue to see sanitized prosecutions in cases involving shootings laden with racial implications.