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Statement from Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of
the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
4/23/14Related Case or Issue:
This week, Sherrilyn Ifill and NAACP LDF's Education Group recorded a high volume of media hits around the Supreme Court's recent decision in Schuette vs. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.
In The Houston Chronicle, Sherrilyn Ifill argues that the Supreme Court's recent ruling in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in which the Court gives even greater influence to wealthy donors in elections, cheapens the act of voting. She cites the opening sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' majority opinion in which he writes: