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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."
On Wednesday, LDF's Criminal Justice team traveled to Cincinnati to hear Vincent Southerland argue for prisoners serving unfair sentences under the racially biased and discredited 100:1 crack/powder sentencing disparity.
Listen to Vincent's argument here.
We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Keenan will join LDF as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel after serving as the executive director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties for eights years.
Matt Cregor, Assistant Counsel in LDF's Education Practice and an expert on the School-to-Prison pipeline, was quoted in a Huffington Post article on school policing. He forcefully argues against the practice of increasing the number of School Resource Officers as a means of keeping schools safe. On the contrary, these SROs are instrumental in facilitating the school-to-prison pipeline in which youth, particularly students of color, are cited misdemeanors for minor misbehavior.
Leslie Proll, Director of LDF's D.C. Office writes an op-ed in the Miami Herald on the dearth of black appellate court judges in the Eleventh Circuit: