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The Power of Now
Washington, D.C. — In the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections, the United States witnessed one of the greatest assaults on the right to vote in many generations. Many states implemented voting restrictions that made it more difficult—and, in some cases, impossible—for voters of color to participate in the 2014 midterm elections.
LDF Calls For Immediate Reforms Following Pantaleo Non-Indictment Decision in Open Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio12/05/14
On Andrea Mitchell Reports, Swarns Discusses the Justice Department Options in the Choking Death of Eric Garner12/04/14
LDF Director of Litigation Christina Swarns and chief legal officer of the City of New York Zachary Carter discuss the next steps on the road to justice for Eric Garner’s family on Andrea Mitchell Reports
The New York Times Raises Justice Department Criminal Civil Rights Case Challenges in the Choking Death of Eric Garner12/04/14
Many hope the federal government will succeed in obtaining an indictment of New York police officers where Staten Island prosecutors failed.
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Swarns Weighs In on Grand Jury Decision of No Indictment in Choking Death of Eric Garner on NBC Nightly News12/04/14
On NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, LDF Director of Litigation Christina Swarns voices frustration over the grand jury decision not to indict Staten Island police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner: