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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Keenan will join LDF as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel after serving as the executive director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties for eights years.
Matt Cregor, Assistant Counsel in LDF's Education Practice and an expert on the School-to-Prison pipeline, was quoted in a Huffington Post article on school policing. He forcefully argues against the practice of increasing the number of School Resource Officers as a means of keeping schools safe. On the contrary, these SROs are instrumental in facilitating the school-to-prison pipeline in which youth, particularly students of color, are cited misdemeanors for minor misbehavior.
Leslie Proll, Director of LDF's D.C. Office writes an op-ed in the Miami Herald on the dearth of black appellate court judges in the Eleventh Circuit:
In the wake of the federal government shutdown, the Department of Justice has asked a court to press pause on all proceedings in United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., a challenge under the Voting Rights Act to Texas's discriminatory photo ID law, until the Department's funding is restored. LDF has joined the case on behalf of college students in Texas who lack the necessary limited forms of ID required by the photo ID law.