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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and this country have lost one of our great civil rights lawyers and leaders. Julius Chambers, the third Director-Counsel of LDF and former Chair of its Board, died on Friday August 2nd in North Carolina after a long illness. He was 76 years old.
‘Condemned to Die Because He’s Black:’ Charles Ogletree Writes Op-Ed in Support of New Sentencing Hearing for Duane Buck8/01/13
Jin Hee Lee, Senior Counsel in LDF's Criminal Justice Project, writes in a blog for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty about how the Trayvon Martin tragedy is related to the racial discrimination in our capital punishment system.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Ryan Haygood appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the important effort by the Department of Justice to have Texas submit all proposed voting changes for review before they can take effect. Attorney General Holder’s announcement sends an important message in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision that took the country’s most effective tool against voter suppression out of commission.