The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined 58 organizations in urging the United States Senate to confirm Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States. The letter sent to the Senate highlights the dire need for a course correction at the Justice Department and the need for an Attorney General who has shown a demonstrated commitment to integrity and aggressive enforcement of our civil rights laws. While Judge Garland demonstrates many of the qualities our coalition seeks in an attorney general, the letter also urges the Senate to ask Judge Garland about his views on a full array of civil rights and criminal justice policy matters during his confirmation hearing. 


Read the full letter here


Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization. LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.