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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
LDF President & Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill on MSNBC to discuss the Supreme Court cases Fisher v. University of Texas and Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder6/24/13
Statement of Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on the Court’s Decisions in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar and Vance v. Ball State University
6/24/13Related Case or Issue:
Statement of Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on the Court’s Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas
On June 20, 2013, Anderson Cooper 360 profiled the case of LDF client, Duane Buck, who was sentenced to death in Texas after his sentencing jury was told that he was more likely to be dangerous because he is Black.
Federal Court Conditionally Approves Class Action Settlement on behalf of Black Managers at Clothing Chain Wet Seal6/17/13Related Case or Issue:
Court Approval Means Key Changes of Company’s Practices and Awards to Black Managers
A federal district court preliminarily approved a $7.5 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit, which alleged that Wet Seal had a policy of denying equal pay and promotion opportunities and firing African-American store management employees.