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LDF Files Amicus Brief to Uphold Disparate Impact Standard in Texas Fair Housing Case Before U.S. Supreme Court12/24/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Inc. (LDF) filed an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court of the United States should uphold a vital component of our nation’s civil rights laws known as the “disparate impact” standard. The brief, filed in the case of Texas v.
Sherrilyn Ifill joins a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the tragic slaying of NYC Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the current debate over policing, the criminal justice system and racial fairness:
In a USA Today column, LDF Interim Director of the Education Practice Leticia Smith-Evans and Russell Skiba argue school disicpline should be included in the topical discussion of racial bias and stereotypes in schools:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund & Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemn Killing of NYPD Officers and Shooting of Baltimore Civilian12/20/14
LDF Supports Petition Requesting the President and Congress End Lending of Military Weapons to K-12 Public Schools12/19/14
LDF has worked for decades to advance educational equal educational opportunity for all students. Central to that work has been addressing overly punitive discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school, increasing their involvement with the juvenile justice system and fueling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The increased presence of police in schools has worsened discipline disparities for students of color, as school police are often used to