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Statement of LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill on the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court1/31/17
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“Today, President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates Through ESSA State Plans1/30/17
Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates through ESSA State Plans
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Janai Nelson in Huffington Post Blog: DOJ’s Responsibility to Serve as Impartial Bulwark of Democracy1/30/17
Judge Pryor is just one of dozens of federal judges around the country who have ruled that states or municipalities have diluted, disenfranchised, or otherwise devised illegal, unconstitutional schemes to deny minorities their rightful electoral power. Just weeks before the Alabama decision, George W. Bush appointee Judge Lee Rosenthal issued a decision finding that Pasadena, Texas implemented a voting plan for city council seats that ensured that “Latino voters do not have the same right to vote as their Anglo neighbors.”
Hearing Underscores Betsy DeVos Unqualified to Lead Department of Education
The confirmation hearing of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos did little to assuage our concerns about her fitness to serve. In fact, her testimony raised new apprehensions. It seems clear from her responses to questions presented by senators, Ms. DeVos is unaware of her legal obligations under critical federal education laws.