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LDF Applauds Today's Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Send Nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General to the Senate for Final Vote2/26/15
On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the nation's 83rd Attorney General. If confirmed, Lynch would be the nation's first African-American woman to head the Justice Department.
Janel George Weighs In on Missouri Having Highest Suspension Rate in the U.S. for Black Elementary Students2/24/15
Missouri’s Suspension Rate of Black Elementary Students Highest in the Nation
Janel George, Senior Education Policy Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, said the study should spur schools and communities to action.
“The nation can’t close the achievement gap if we don’t close the discipline gap,” she said during the conference call.
LDF Laments Justice Department Decision Not to Bring Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Death2/24/15
The International Business Times quotes LDF Director of the Washington D.C. Office Leslie Proll in an article highlighting singer John Legend's Oscar accepttance speech addressing voting rights during the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22, 2015:
On Thursday February 19th, LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson participated in the Practising Law Institute's seminar entitled "Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice", joining a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals to discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, implicit bi