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Today, LDF's Washington Office Director, Leslie Proll, presented on a panel at the Third Annual Stateswomen for Justice Luncheon at the National Press Club. In its third year, the Luncheon focuses on racial justice issues and is sponsored by Trice Edney Communications. The panel featured women leaders from national civil rights organizations who discussed their top priorities fifty years after the March on Washington.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) commends the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for revising its Criminal Background Policy Statement. The revisions to HANO's policy follow many of the recommendations LDF submitted in writing last month.
New Director Counsel Inspires Major Gift to America's Premier Legal Organization Fighting for Racial Justice
Today, the Houston Chronicle published an editorial calling on the Harris County District Attorney and U.S. Senator John Cornyn to show leadership and demand a new, fair sentencing hearing for LDF client, Duane Buck. Read about it here.
The U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia is the second most important court in the country. It has special jurisdiction for reviewing the actions of federal agencies. Additionally, under the Voting Rights Act, one of its members is required to sit on three-judge panels that decide whether to preclear voting changes by jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination.