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LDF and Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Find Cranston, Rhode Island Prison-based Gerrymandering Scheme Unconstitutional9/01/16Related Case or Issue:
Sherrilyn Ifill in SCOTUSBlog: How Will the Confirmation of a 9th Justice Affect the Future of Diversity in Higher Ed?8/31/16
LDF Joins the Election Protection Coalition in Open Letter to Political Parties Concerning Voter Intimidation8/31/16Related Case or Issue:
As part of the Election Protection Coalition, the largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, LDF sent an open letter to the leadership of the four political parties with presidential candidates in 2016.
LDF Urges California Governor to Sign Legislation Enabling More Than 50,000 People with Past Felony Convictions to Vote8/31/16Related Case or Issue:
In a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, LDF urges the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2466, which will codify a recent court decision, Scott v. Bowen, concerning voter eligibility and eliminate residual ambiguity in state law regarding the impact that a felony conviction has on voting.
8/29/16Related Case or Issue:
Gardendale Practice Part of Troubling Trend of Reinstating Racially Segregated Education