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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Filmmaker Charles Nuckolls' film about LDF's work over this past year premiered at our annual National Equal Justice Dinner. In particular, it highlighted our ongoing work to protect all Americans' right to vote. In the film, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King, Rep. John Lewis, and Rep. Joaquin Castro all offered testimony on behalf of LDF's efforts.
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: