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LDF Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Children6/25/12Related Case or Issue:
(New York, NY) Today, the United States Supreme Court banned the imposition of mandatory life without parole sentences for children who were 17 or younger at the time of their crimes. In Miller v.
MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speaks to Debo Adegbile, Interim President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Defense Fund, about changes to Florida’s voting laws and the impact they could have on minority voters.
More than a thousand friends and admirers of the late John A. Payton gathered in mid April at the Washington Convention Center to celebrate his many extraordinary contributions to the cause of justice in American and abroad. We present here the transcript of that service as well as a video tribute John's A. Payton's former colleagues at the law firm of WilmerHale produced.
What's old is new.
Florida's Secretary of State Ken Detzner is boldly refusing to comply with the Department of Justice's demand that the state stop its efforts to purge voters from the registration rolls. On Wednesday, he sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that the purge should go forward.
John Payton Posthumously Awarded Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa by Georgetown School of Law5/22/12
On May 20, 2012, Gay J. McDougall served as the 2012 Commencement speaker of Georgetown Law School. As the former United Nations Expert on Minorities, Ms. McDougall spoke to the importance of lawyers in ensuring that American society remains one of justice and equality for all people.