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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Step by step, the Supreme Court has been trying to reshape the way the American criminal justice system deals with those under the age of 18. In Miller v. Alabama this June, it ruled that a mandatory life sentence without parole for a juvenile is cruel and unusual punishment, even when the crime is homicide.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that it has named Sherrilyn Ifill its new president and director-counsel.
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Civil Rights Attorney & Law Professor Sherrilyn Ifill Named President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)11/19/12
Civil Rights Scholar, Litigator, Author, Philanthropist and Civic Leader to Return to America's Premier Legal Organization Fighting for Racial Justice
Admissions policies that take class into account, rather than race, are getting a renewed push as a win-win solution.