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6/17/14Related Case or Issue:
It’s been nearly one year since the Supreme Court declared on June 25, 2013 in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder that states with a history of chronic racial discrimination no longer needed to get Justice Department approval for changes to voting rules under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Last week, President Obama announced his intention to nominate former LDF lawyer Victor Bolden to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Victor served as Assistant Counsel at LDF from 1994 to 2000 and then returned to LDF as General Counsel from 2005 to 2009.
6/16/14Related Case or Issue:
(New York, NY)—Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (NAACP LDF) along with The Legal Aid Society called on Quinnipiac University to retract a recent poll regarding policing in New York City public housing buildings due to an inherently flawed and misleading premise. In Poll Question No. 17, pollsters asked: “Do you think the police should or should not restore the program where they patrolled public housing projects and asked people in the hallways for ID?”
LDF's Lee Argues That NYCHA Safety Depends on More than Cop and Cameras, Advocates Partnering With Residents6/13/14Amid outrage over the stabbing of two children in a public-housing elevator, Jin Hee Lee calls for solutions that go beyond increased policing or even surveillance cameras to include partnering with NYCHA residents themselves.
WilmerHale has announced today the launch of the John A. Payton Summer Associate Fellowship honoring the late John A. Payton, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Sixth President and Director-Counsel and a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP, later WilmerHale, for more than ten years.