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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.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Joins Women's Marches in Washington, D.C. and New York City1/21/17
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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.
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.
Civil Rights Investigation Into Freddie Gray's Death Unresolved as Trump Takes Office
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said she and many others in the civil rights community "had hoped that we would have had a conclusion one way or the other" in the Gray and Garner cases by the time Lynch departed, "but at the same time we are waiting very soberly, because we understand that the standard in the federal civil rights cases is a high standard."