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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
This week marks what would have been the 105th birthday of LDF founder Thurgood Marshall. He was LDF’s first President and Director-Counsel and led the organization through some of its most important seminal cases.
LDF Monitoring How Formerly Covered States Are Responding to the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision7/01/13
Note: Click here to review a running, and still growing, list of state, county, and local level responses to the decision, including jurisdictions’ intentions to implement new discriminatory voting changes in the wake of the decision.
Leah C. Aden, NAACP LDF Fried Frank Fellow in the Political Participation Group, shines light on the adverse impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which struck at the very heart of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Calls on Americans to Reverse the Supreme Court's Decision Striking Key Provision of Voting Rights Act6/28/13
In response to the Supreme Court's Tuesday decision striking a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill calls on American citizens and the congress to restore the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement. Writing in Politico, Ms.