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LDF Urges Systemic Reforms to Eliminate Police Sexual Misconduct Following Sentencing of Daniel Holtzclaw, Former Oklahoma Police Officer1/21/16
Today, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw received a sentence of 263 years for raping and sexually assaulting eight Black women while on duty.
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) represents African-American students enrolled in the St. Martin Parish school system in Thomas v. School Board of St. Martin Parish, a longstanding school desegregation case in Louisiana. LDF, along with the St. Martin Parish School Board and the United States Department of Justice, recently entered into an agreement regarding the assignment of students to the St. Martin Parish schools.
LDF Urges Maryland Legislature To Override Governor Hogan’s Veto and Restore Voting Rights to People with Felony Convictions1/20/16Related Case or Issue:
Black Voters in Fayette County, Georgia Win Historic Opportunity to Elect Candidates of Choice and Settle Voting Rights Act Case1/20/16Related Case or Issue:
LDF Supports New York State Court Decision in Gifford v. McCarthy Re-Affirming Ban on Discrimination in Public Accommodations1/19/16
Last week, a New York State appeals court unanimously held that the owners of an upstate New York wedding venue violated the state’s Human Rights Law by refusing to host a wedding because they objected to the sexual orientation of the couple getting married. The court upheld a decision of the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR), which found that the owners of the wedding venue unlawfully discriminated against Melisa and Jennifer McCarthy, even though the owners’ denial of services was based on a sincerely-held religious belief. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.