Today, the State of Texas petitioned the United States Supreme Court to take up its appeal of a ruling that found that its voter suppression law is discriminatory. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorneys who successfully litigated the case against Texas offered the following reaction:
President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) Sherrilyn Ifill issued the following statement regarding the indictment of Officer Betty Shelby, who killed Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, and the release of the Scott family’s video footage of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte:
LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson appeared on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams to discuss the fatal police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. His death set off a wave of protests demanding more transparency, accountability for officers who engage in criminal acts, and an end to police violence.