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The Crusade of a Democratic Superlawyer with Multimillion-Dollar Backing
Some who have worked on voting issues for years are wary of the optics. “I love Marc, but I want to be very clear about who we are and who he represents,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, [President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP LDF.] “I don’t want what we have been doing for years [protecting minority voting rights] to be dismissed as partisan.”
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund Marks the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act as Threats to Equal Political Participation Remain8/06/16
This weekend marks the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the signature achievements of American democracy. This landmark piece of legislation is one of the most important and effective civil rights laws ever passed. But this anniversary is not merely a time to celebrate the VRA, it is a clarion call to restore this vital law to its full power.
Sherrilyn Ifill Examines Baltimore Policing Reform in the Aftermath of Freddie Gray's In-Custody Death8/05/16
After Freddie Gray: Looking to the Future
Last year as charges were announced against six Baltimore police officers for their role in the arrest and fatal injuries sustained by Freddie Gray, it seemed to many like a case in which police officers would finally be held accountable for the in-custody death of an unarmed black man.
Voter ID Rulings Could Impact Alabama
“It is important that now two federal appellate courts … are saying states have gone way too far with these kinds of restrictions on voting,” said Deuel Ross with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which filed the challenge to Alabama’s law. “We expect the judge will be made aware of that through our court filings and we expect him to take that into consideration.”
How plaintiffs attorneys believe recent voter ID court decisions affect case in Alabama