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Vigilance in the Defense of Liberty and Freedom
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart writes a glowing article about LDF's amicus brief in U.S. v. Windsor, the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. In that brief, LDF argued that claims brought by gays against the statute that would deny federal benefits to same-sex married partners, should be reviewed by the Supreme Court using heightened judicial scrutiny.
From Selma, Alabama, NAACP LDF Special Counsel Debo Adegbile appears on CNN to explain how the Voting Rights Act remains a necessary tool to remedy over a century of voting discrimination, and “captures what is best in America”—the ability of all to participate in the political process.
Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Project to Participate in Paris, France, Bar Conference on International Women's Day3/04/13
Christina Swarns, Director of LDF’s Criminal Justice Project, has been invited by Christiane Féral-Schuhl, the President of the Paris Bar, to participate in the upcoming Paris Bar Conference, “Ces Femmes Qui Portent La Robe – Femmes Engages, Femmes de Réseau” (“These Women Who Wear the Robe – Women Engaged, Women Networking”). This event will take place on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, 2013, at La Maison du Barreau in Paris.
LDF Special Counsel Debo Adegbile and Assistant Counsel Dale Ho Appear on Up w/ Chris Hayes to Discuss the Current Challenge to the Voting Rights Act3/04/13
NAACP LDF Special Counsel Debo Adegbile and Assistant Counsel Dale Ho recently appeared on Up w/ Chris Hayes to discuss the current challenge to the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
LDF Leads National Coalition Urging Federal Policy Makers to Reject Proposals to Place More Guns and Police Officers in Schools3/04/13
Advocates working to dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline are sending a strong message to federal policymakers about how to keep school safe without enhancing police presence