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The Power of Now
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Inc. (LDF) defends before the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals its trial court win against SB 14, Texas’s intentionally discriminatory voter ID law and the strictest voter ID law in the nation. This week’s oral argument in the appellate court in Veasey v.
5th Circuit Hears Texas Voter ID Law Dispute
Natasha Korgaonkar, Assistant Counsel for the NAACP, said in an interview following the hearing that while Texas calls its state-issued voter registration cards "free," actually they are not free at all. She said that in order to get the cards voters must first have certain identification, such as a birth certificate, and that plaintiffs have had to pay up to $40 to obtain the document.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
The Legacy of Eric Holder
Today was the last day in office for one of the most consequential attorneys general in American history. Holder is the fourth-longest serving attorney general ever. Rev. Sharpton talks to Sherrilyn Ifill and Ari Melber about his legacy.
Watch the video here.
LDF Senior Policy Counsel for Criminal Justice and State Education Initiative Monique Dixon states:
"...our call for police body worn cameras is a national call."
"...it's clear from the lack of information that we have about Freddie Gray's case that there is a need for body worn cameras to document interactions between police and civilians."