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4/26/17Related Case or Issue:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges House Judiciary Committee to Oppose the Proposed Thin Blue Line Bill
Trial in Baton Rouge is the Culmination of a Nearly 30-Year Battle for Voting Rights for Black People4/26/17
Trial in Baton Rouge is the Culmination of a Nearly 30-Year Battle for Voting Rights for Black People
Federal Judge Grants Class Certification in Case Challenging WMATA's Use of Overly Broad and Punitive Criminal Background Screening Policy4/25/17Related Case or Issue:
Federal Judge Grants Class Certification in Case Challenging WMATA's Use of Overly Broad and Punitive Criminal Background Screening Policy
4/25/17Related Case or Issue:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Responds to Decision in Key Alabama Desegregation Case
Read a PDF of our statement here.
Sherrilyn Ifill and Deuel Ross Discuss Importance of Redistricting in Florissant to Ensure Black Voters Can Participate Equally in Electoral Process4/24/17
The change in boundaries came at the urging of the New York-based NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the country’s first civil rights law firm.
“We believe that the city’s current electoral plan may undermine the opportunity of black voters in Florissant to participate equally in the political process and to elect candidates of their choice,” wrote Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill and three other attorneys from the firm in a letter two years ago to Mayor Thomas Schneider.