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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.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Joins Women's Marches in Washington, D.C. and New York City1/21/17
LDF’s President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill sat down with MTV’s Jamil Smith for the latest episode of ‘The Stakes’ podcast. She discussed LDF’s efforts in transforming police departments across the country and the nomination of Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General.