WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizations’ boards made the announcement after a joint board meeting to ratify the consensus recommendation of a 16-member joint board search committee.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to address the uptick in race-based hate crimes across the country and, in particular, the brutal murder of Timothy Caughman in New York by admitted white supremacist and terrorist James Harris Jackson.
As the Judiciary Committee begins in earnest its questioning of Judge Neil Gorsuch about his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Senators are sure to raise a range of very important constitutional and philosophic questions. But with limited time available and so many issues to discuss, LDF has identified the three key questions Senators should ask about Judge Gorsuch’s record on civil rights.
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