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Together We Can End Inequality
Today, the Houston Chronicle published an editorial calling on the Harris County District Attorney and U.S. Senator John Cornyn to show leadership and demand a new, fair sentencing hearing for LDF client, Duane Buck. Read about it here.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) commends the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for revising its Criminal Background Policy Statement. The revisions to HANO's policy follow many of the recommendations LDF submitted in writing last month.
The U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia is the second most important court in the country. It has special jurisdiction for reviewing the actions of federal agencies. Additionally, under the Voting Rights Act, one of its members is required to sit on three-judge panels that decide whether to preclear voting changes by jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination.
LDF Lawyer Appears on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” to Discuss Legal Efforts to Dismantle School to Prison Pipeline3/26/13
LDF attorney Damon Hewitt discussed LDF’s latest advocacy efforts to dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline live on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show with correspondent Roland Martin.
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Michigan Ballot Initiative That Unconstitutionally Rigs the Political Process Based on Race3/25/13
Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review an appellate court’s decision striking down a Michigan law that unconstitutionally rigged the state political system against state residents seeking to enhance racial diversity and access to opportunity at the state’s public universities. Shortly after this law, commonly known as “Proposal 2,” passed through a ballot initiative sponsored by opponents of diversity in 2006, LDF filed suit on behalf of students, faculty, and applicants to the University of Michigan, along with a coalition of civil rights groups, including the ACLU of M