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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
7/29/16Related Case or Issue:
On Thursday, attorneys for Duane Buck filed his Brief for Petitioner with the U.S. Supreme Court in Buck v. Davis, an extraordinary Texas death penalty case about racial bias and ineffective assistance of counsel.
Democrats Are Spotlighting A Big Education Problem Pushing Kids Out of School
Monique Dixon, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund deputy policy director and senior counsel, called the Democratic platform encouraging.
“What we know is that students cannot learn if they’re not in school,” said Dixon. “It shows us that at least they are aware of the problem. That there is at least a willingness to have a conversation about it. Whether it will become a reality, we’ll have to see.”