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Vigilance in the Defense of Liberty and Freedom
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 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.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two landmark cases seeking marriage equality for gay and lesbian people. LDF has submitted a brief in each case asking the Court to overturn laws that discriminate against gays and lesbians.
LDF Lawyer Appears on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” to Discuss Legal Efforts to Dismantle School to Prison Pipeline3/26/13
LDF attorney Damon Hewitt discussed LDF’s latest advocacy efforts to dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline live on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show with correspondent Roland Martin.