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Together We Can End Inequality
LDF is fighting to stop water shutoffs in Detroit as we also challenge Texas' discriminatory photo ID law.
Michael Brown was beating the odds. He made it through the minefield that can be the public education system in America; he graduated from Normandy High; he had no criminal record; and he was poised to enter technical school to learn a trade. So why was he buried last week after dying at the hands of law enforcement?
8/29/14Related Case or Issue:
(New York)--Next week, beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd, LDF's political participation team will start trial in Corpus Christi, Texas challenging the state's discriminatory voter ID law (SB 14). In 2013, LDF intervened in this lawsuit, United States v. Texas, now consolidated with Veasey v. Perry, to strike Texas's discriminatory photo ID law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.
LDF mourns the passing of George Barrett, our cherished cooperating attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. At age 86, George was still practicing law at his firm, Barrett, Johnston, Martin & Garrison, at the time of his death.
A group of alumni of eight prestigious public high schools in New York Cityissued a statement on Tuesday in support of keeping a test as the sole criterion for entry, inserting themselves in a long-running debate over the admissions process and its impact on the schools’ racial makeup.