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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Vincent Southerland is interviewed in a MSNBC.com article on the DOJ's welcome announcement this week that it will expand on President Obama's efforts to commute more drug sentences.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it will expand on President Obama’s move last month to commute the sentences of eight people serving long sentences for drug crimes.
(Jack Greenberg and his wife Debbie are in the top left picture.)
In Rolling Stone, Leticia Smith-Evans, Interim Director of the Education Practice at LDF, is featured in "Can We Fix the Race Problem in America's School Discipline?" in which she talks about the DOJ and DOE's recently issued guidance on school discipline:
NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy is hosting a debate on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. The latest installment of The Dream Revisited series asks "Why Integration?" Sherrilyn Ifill responds that we must "Focus on the Costs of Segregation for All."
On Friday, Ryan Haygood, Director of the Political Participation Group, talked with Chris Matthews on Hardball about Voter ID laws. "Voter ID laws are really a modern iteration of the bygone era of poll taxes and other impediments to the ballot box," Haygood said. He explained that Pennsylvania's photo ID expansion doesn't remedy voter fraud. "The only example of fraud is the photo ID measure itself," Haygood said.