Today Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2466 into law, which restores voting rights to over 50,000 Californians with non-violent felony convictions. NAACP Legal Defense Fund Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson offered the following statement:
Our country faces profound and important challenges in the years ahead. As the presidential candidates prepare to take to the podiums for the first debate, there are many essential questions anyone seeking our nation’s highest office must answer.
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:
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:
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the video shows that all of the officers need more training and that the officer who pepper-sprayed the girl is unfit for duty.