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Vigilance in the Defense of Liberty and Freedom
Civil rights leaders are denouncing an Atlanta appeals court ruling that testimony about a white supervisor calling a black employee "boy" cannot be used as evidence of race discrimination.
As MALDEF focuses on Latino representation in the Southwest, the NAACP LDF continues to represent African American voters, mostly in the South, where some states must submit their plans to the Justice Department for review.
The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) will hold its 35th annual champagne reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Many Americans believed the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president heralded the zenith of the civil rights movement and ushered in a color-blind society. Two years later that assumption is being questioned.
Two years ago, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed suit in Indiana and stopped what it said was a threat to disenfranchise homeowners facing foreclosure. Now, after countless more foreclosures, an NAACP lawyer says it's ready to litigate again if needed.
At issue in the 2008 lawsuit was whether a list of homeowners facing foreclosure could be used to challenge their eligibility to vote. A local Republican Party official had been quoted saying that presence on such a list “would be a solid basis” to ask someone to cast a provisional ballot.