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While Monique Dixon, the deputy director of policy for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, is similarly concerned about the potential scaling back of federal investigations into police departments, she points out that the DOJ could have used the 1994 law more aggressively than it has even under President Obama. The division has only opened about 66 investigations since 1994, entering into consent decrees in about half of those cases.
Joint Statement of Civil Rights and Clergy Leaders Concerning Mistrial of Former Officer Michael Slager12/05/16
Read the PDF of our statement here.
The trial is underway to determine whether Gardendale City Schools can separate from Jefferson County Schools and form its own school system.
"The plaintiffs … which are black students and their parents in Jefferson County ... want to ensure that Jefferson County is able to do what it needs to do to provide their Constitutional right to an integrated education," said Monique Lin-Luse, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in Stout v. Jefferson County BOE case.
Almost 150 Civil Rights and Progressive Groups Announce Opposition to Sessions Attorney General Nomination12/01/16
Leaders to Hold Press Conference today at Supreme Court, Deliver Letters to Senators
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Fifth Circuit to Ensure Education Equality in Louisiana Charter School Desegregation Case11/30/16Related Case or Issue:
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), joined by co-counsel Gideon Carter of Baton Rouge, LA, filed a brief asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a July decision granting a Louisiana charter school’s motion to operate a virtually one-race school in the St.