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NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Receives Response in Request for Investigation of Darren Wilson Grand Jury Proceedings by Administration Department of 21st Judicial Circuit in Missouri1/20/15
On January 5, 2015, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) submitted a letter to Judge Maura McShane, the Presiding Judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit in Missouri, requesting that the court conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in the non-indictment of former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. The letter was endorsed by LDF's local partners the Mound City Bar As
The Supreme Court will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. on January 21, 2015. This case puts landmark civil rights law in jeopardy, as the case considers whether to overturn foundational fair housing protections. LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill has written an op-ed on the issue, which is featured in McClatchy DC today.
1/15/15Related Case or Issue:
Washington, D.C. — A coalition of organizations in support of protecting fair housing in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the housing discrimination case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week, held a joint media roundtable on January 15, 2015.
LDF Responds to Erroneous Claims by House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte that the Voting Rights Amendment Act Is Not Needed1/14/15Related Case or Issue:
House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said this morning that it is “not necessary” to fix the Voting Rights Act. But, the unfair burdens placed on African-American and other voters since the Supreme Court’s devastating Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder decision in 2013 illustrate that Chairman Goodlatte is deeply mistaken.