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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Emanuel AME: ‘we need to be in solidarity’
South Carolina responds to the Charleston Massacre with a powerful memorial and Gov. Nikki Haley calls for state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. Eugene Robinson, Mark Thompson, Janai Nelson, and Guy-Uriel Charles join Lawrence.
LDF Statement on Governor Haley’s Call to Remove the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State Capitol6/23/15
Columbia Law School Graduate Liliana Zaragoza Joins NAACP Legal Defense Fund as Inaugural John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellow6/22/15
The Supreme Court should learn from a pool party in Texas
For four decades, this interpretation of the law — known in legal circles as “disparate impact” — has been used to punish banks for steering toxic loans to blacks and Latinos, and mortgage companies for charging higher fees. In 2011, the Justice Department relied on it to negotiate a $335 million settlement with Countywide Financial for charging higher rates to black and Latino borrowers who had the same credit risk as whites.
Charleston: Warning signs in atmosphere of hate
NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s [President and Director-Counsel] Sherrilyn Ifill and former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole on warning signs of violence and creating a climate that encourages people to speak up about possible danger.