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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
James Cole, Jr., Former Board Member of LDF, to Become U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Leading My Brother’s Keeper Task Force1/28/16
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the City of Ferguson released a proposed consent decree with the Department of Justice (DOJ) resulting from a “pattern and practice” investigation undertaken by the DOJ in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by Ferguson police office
LDF Applauds Supreme Court’s Montgomery v. Louisiana Decision to Apply Ban on Juvenile Life Sentences Retroactively, Affecting Thousands Who Were Imprisoned as Children1/25/161/21/16Related Case or Issue:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) represents African-American students enrolled in the St. Martin Parish school system in Thomas v. School Board of St. Martin Parish, a longstanding school desegregation case in Louisiana. LDF, along with the St. Martin Parish School Board and the United States Department of Justice, recently entered into an agreement regarding the assignment of students to the St. Martin Parish schools.