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Statement from Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF in Response to Governor Nixon's Declaration of State of Emergency11/22/14
(New York, NY)--Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's executive order declaring an official state of emergency in the state of Missouri and activating the National Guard is not only heavy-handed and inflammatory, but also another example of this administration’s oppressive tactics against peaceful protests.
LDF Applauds President Obama's Announcement to Take Executive Action to Improve Our Nation’s Immigration System11/20/14
On Free Speech Radio News, LDF attorney Leah Aden commented on the Alabama redistricting case pending before the Supreme Court, noting that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act did not require Alabama to maintain exact percentages of Black voters in legislative districts to preserve Black voters' ability to elect their preferred candidates of choice.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed today's historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia's federal judiciary.
The Senate confirmed Leslie Abrams to the Middle District of Georgia and Eleanor Ross to the Northern District of Georgia. President Obama had previously nominated two African-American females to the Northern District of Georgia, but the Senate refused to act and the nominations were withdrawn.