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About 2,000 petitions await Supreme Court's return
Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 2:59 p.m. EDT September 23, 2013
The annual glut of appeals that accumulates throughout the summer must be whittled down by the justices' law clerks. Only the strongest cases survive.
LDF welcomed today’s vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the nomination of Cornelia (“Nina”) Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Pillard was one of three persons nominated by President Obama to the D.C. Circuit in a Rose Garden ceremony in June.
Sherrilyn Ifill has served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund since January, and she says that while “the signs are all around me that I’m new”—including bare walls in her offices in New York and Washington—she feels “quite settled in.” This may be partly due to her familiarity with the organization: Ifill worked as an assistant counsel at LDF early in her career.
Read the details on C-SPAN.org
On Tavis Smiley's show AYG radio, Sherrilyn Ifill discusses the current civil rights movement; how the dis-empowered can be agents of change; and how the current generation of civil rights activists can organize and mobilize.