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Today, the Council of State Governments released a new report that helps to raise awareness about the importance of dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Entitled Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement, the report is the most in-depth of its kind, exam
MANHATTAN (CN) - Public housing residents can proceed with a class action lawsuit claiming that New York City and the New York City Housing Authority allowed the police to set up "checkpoints" that routinely violated tenants' rights in front of their homes, a federal judge ruled.
A lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund praised the decision in an email.
U.S. Sentencing Commission Approves Early-Release Possibility for Inmates Sentenced for Crack-Cocaine Offenses6/30/11
A federal commission’s approval of new sentencing guidelines could result in significantly reduced sentences for as many as 12,000 federal inmates now serving time for crack-cocaine offenses.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund celebrated its 70th anniversary at a National Archives event June 21, with President and Director-Counsel John Payton calling the fund the nation's "first civil rights firm."
What do President Barack Obama, USAG Eric Holder, EEOC chair Jackie Berrien, and Williams & Connolly’s David Kendall have in common? At some point, they were all affiliated with the NAACP LDF (Legal Defense and Education Fund). We were on hand for LDF’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday at the National Archives.