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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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The New York Times reported today on LDF's arguments in the Fisher vs. University of Texas case on remand to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals following the Supreme Court’s decision this past June in which it declined to end the University’s race-conscious admissions plan and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. Josh Civin, Counsel to the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
On November 5, 2013, Sherrilyn Ifill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts. The hearing was entitled, “Changing the Rules: Will Limiting the Scope of Civil Discovery Diminish Accountability and Leave Americans Without Access to Justice.” You can watch the hearing
United States District Judge Shira Scheindlin Removed From Floyd v. City of New York and Ligon v. City of New York11/01/13Related Case or Issue:
The Chairs and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Leslie Proll, Director of the Washington D.C. Office of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Deidre Swesnik, Director of Public Policy and Communications at National Fair Housing Alliance, encouraged the U.S. Senate to confirm Congressman Mel Watt (NC-12) as the next Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director.
Today, we are asking the Senate to do what it has done time and again, and that is to confirm one of its own colleagues – a fellow sitting Member of Congress – to a top level position in the Administration.
Congressman Mel Watt is eminently qualified to lead the Federal Housing Finance Authority. Given his expertise in housing, banking and insurance and his long government service working on these issues, we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to serve his country by accepting this position.