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Law Prof to Head NAACP Legal Defense Fund as High Court Could Curb Civil Rights Gains

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The new president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund takes over as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases that could curb gains made by the group.

University of Maryland law professor Sherrilyn Ifill begins the new job next month, NPR reports. She tells the broadcast network that discrimination persists despite the fact that the nation’s president and attorney general are African-American. Many people of color are in poverty as a result of the financial crisis, she said, and too many have a hard time finding homes and a good education.

Read the full article in the ABA Journal.