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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
4/15/16Related Case or Issue:
Report Documents Extensive Racial Discrimination in Policing Practices in the City
Letter: NCPD needs thorough review
...And while police traffic stops in North Charleston have decreased, racial disparities persist, with African Americans being stopped at higher rates than white residents. A comprehensive federal investigation of policing practices would reveal and address the reasons for these disparities.
Read the full letter here.
LDF Provides Written Testimony on Ferguson Consent Decree in Advance of Court-Ordered Public Hearing4/11/16Related Case or Issue:
Evenwel v. Abbott: Every Person (and Every Win) Counts, by Janai Nelson
While many are rightly claiming victory for Monday’s decision upholding the bedrock principle of one person, one vote established more than half a century ago, some have grown weary of having to defend against baseless challenges to longstanding legal principles and view the unanimous affirmation in Evenwel v. Abbott more as simple and sweet vindication.
Editorial A Texas Man is Due to Die Because He's Black
The state of Texas agrees that unconstitutional testimony was introduced at the trial, but has argued that the testimony and the caliber of Buck's legal counsel don't constitute the kind of “extraordinary circumstances” under which Buck would be allowed to proceed.