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LDF Welcomes Supreme Court's Decision Returning Alabama's Racially Discriminatory Redistricting Plan to Lower Court for Scrutiny3/25/15
Today, in a 5-4 decision, written by Justice Breyer, the U.S. Supreme Court rekindled a voting rights suit against the state of Alabama involving the use of race in a 2012 redistricting plan.
A Test of Free Speech and Bias, Served on a Plate From Texas
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the Confederate flag has only one fundamental meaning. “It’s a powerful symbol of the oppression of black people,” she said in an interview.
LDF Statement on Resignation of Barbara Arnwine as President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law3/19/15
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is saddened to learn of the resignation of Barbara Arnwine, who provided visionary leadership as the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for more than 26 years. As head of a sister civil rights organization, which also litigated and engaged in public policy, Ms. Arnwine has served as a trusted partner to LDF in the collective pursuit of equal justice under law for almost three decades.
In 50th Anniversary Year of Historic Voting Rights Act, LDF Urges Congress to Pass Federal Legislation to Restore Voting Opportunities to Formerly Incarcerated3/18/15Related Case or Issue:
NC senators reject effort to get them to support Lynch for AG
Speaking in the same call with Butterfield, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Lynch’s nomination should be beyond politics.
“When women all over the country see the right person for the right job at the right time, flawlessly performed, is still unable to get the job, it sends a very toxic message,” she said.