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LDF Monitoring How Formerly Covered States Are Responding to the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision7/01/13
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is closely monitoring how states and localities that were formerly covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are responding to the Supreme Court’s devastating decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which effectively removed that core protection.
Leah C. Aden, NAACP LDF Fried Frank Fellow in the Political Participation Group, shines light on the adverse impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which struck at the very heart of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Calls on Americans to Reverse the Supreme Court's Decision Striking Key Provision of Voting Rights Act6/28/13
In response to the Supreme Court's Tuesday decision striking a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill calls on American citizens and the congress to restore the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement. Writing in Politico, Ms.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses the Supreme Court's "Shameful Decision" to Strike Key Provision of Voting Rights Act6/26/13
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declared Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, a crucial aspect of the landmark civil rights law, unconstitutional.
6/25/13Related Case or Issue:
Court Rejects Congress’ Determination of Where the Voting Rights Act Should Apply, Leaving Voters Unprotected
Statement by Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which defended the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court