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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Sherrilyn Ifill had an extensive conversation with Tavis Smiley on his show talking about LDF's work fighting for fairer drug sentences, supporting HBCU students adversely affected by Parent PLUS loan changes, and our recent SCOTUS case on a
LDF is honored and humbled to receive an award from the Filipino American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (FALDEF) at their first Gala and Awards night. We will be named among a host of other individuals and organizations as 2013 Defend, Serve, Educate (DSE) Trailblazer Awardees.
Christina Swarns, Interim Director of Litigation and Director of the Criminal Justice Practice at LDF attended a performance of the new Broadway adaptation of "A Time to Kill," which is based on John Grisham's bestselling novel and a popular motion picture.
The New York Times' Editorial Board writes a vigorous piece in today's paper that charges Prop 2 in Michigan as "impermissibly alter[ing] the political process that determines admissions policies in a way that places special burdens on racial minorities."
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a challenge to Michigan's Proposal 2. Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, argued the case before the court.