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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Applauds the Supreme Court’s Ruling That Racial Bias
Cannot Be Tolerated in the Criminal Justice System
Read the PDF of our statement here.
Will son of Selma, Jeff Sessions, protect voting rights?
A federal lawsuit challenging Alabama's requirement that voters present photo identification before they can cast a ballot was filed in 2015 on behalf of the Alabama NAACP and Greater Birmingham Ministries. The lawsuit alleges the 2011 photo ID law is racially discriminatory, violating the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
A trial has been set for December in the case.
The Alabama attorney general's office, which represents Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill in the lawsuit, declined comment Friday.
Janai Nelson Discusses Challenging Texas's Voter ID Law on Slate's Amicus Podcast with Dahlia Lithwick3/04/17
On February 27, the Department of Justice announced an abrupt about-face on voting rights, essentially walking away from a lawsuit against a harsh voter ID law in Texas. Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate's Amicus podcast, discusses the reversal and its implications with Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Participates in Historic Selma March Anniversary Events, Calls for Renewed Attention to Challenging Discriminatory Voting Laws3/03/17
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Participates in Historic Selma March Anniversary Events, Calls for Renewed Attention to Challenging Discriminatory Voting Laws