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Natasha M. Korgaonkar, assistant counsel in the Political Participation Group, writes in today's US News & World Report that "Texas' Voter ID Laws Are Plain and Simple Discrimination." Along with two democratic representatives from Texas, she argues that the Justice Department is absolutely correct to sue Texas over its blatantly discriminatory Voter ID laws.
On LDF's inaugural Bloggingheads episode, Ryan Haygood debates Glen Loury of Brown University on voting rights, America's racial history, and what a new civil rights movement looks like. Check it out!
LDF alumnus and retired Chief Judge U.W. Clemon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama received the 2013 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting earlier this month. The award was given by the ABA Senior Lawyers Division.
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Corpus Christi, Texas—The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) and its co-counsel law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) filed a motion to join the U.S.
Along with Attorney General Eric Holder, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis, and other civil rights leaders, Sherrilyn Ifill spoke to tens of thousands of Americans at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The marchers stretched from the Lincoln Memorial down the length of the Mall's reflecting pool and beyond. Although we marched for myriad reasons -- to honor our history, to call for more jobs and a living wage, to end mass incarceration and racial profiling -- the March was first and foremost a call to action.