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Vigilance in the Defense of Liberty and Freedom
LDF President & Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Appears From Selma, Alabama on Local Stations to Remind the State of the Continuing Importance of the VRA3/04/13
On the weekend marking the 48th commemoration of Bloody Sunday, NAACP LDF President & Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill appears on local Alabama television stations and reminds the nation of the continuing need for the Voting Rights Act.
View Ms. Ifill’s appearance here.
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Debo P. Adegbile of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument on behalf of defendant-intervenors in the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important civil rights cases in a generation.
(New York, NY) The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted a friend-of-the-court brief today to the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor asking the Court to hold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. LDF’s brief urges the Court to apply heightened scrutiny to the law because it intentionally relegates gays and lesbians to inferior social status.
SCOTUS Dispatch: 'Hush Fell' Over Courtroom
Your Take: A civil rights lawyer's view of the scene as the high court heard a voting-rights case.