Oral Arguments Wrap in Case Urging Maryland Appellate Court to Defend Public Education for Baltimore City Schoolchildren

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Media: Legal Defense Fund – ldf@a-g.com ACLU of Maryland – media@aclu-md.org This morning, oral arguments concluded in Bradford v. Maryland State Board of Education, a case in the Appellate Court of Maryland on behalf of ...

LDF Sends Letter Urging Congress to Include Measures in George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that will Effectively Prevent Racialized Police Violence

Today, LDF sent a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler urging the leaders to reintroduce the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act ...

LDF Issues Statement Honoring George Floyd and Calling for a New Framework for Public Safety and a Continued Commitment to Racial Equity Four Years After His Death

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Today marks four years since George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin. Janai Nelson, President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), issued the following statement about the incident ...

Quote from Janai Nelson, President and Director-Counsel, Re: Federal Judicial Appointments

May 23, 2024  “As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board, LDF applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of 200 Biden-Harris administration appointed judges to the federal bench. LDF celebrates this historic confirmation that ...

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Unanimous Post-Trial Decision and Long-Settled Precedent, Allows South Carolina’s Racially Discriminatory Congressional Map to Stand

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A virtual media briefing with plaintiffs and the legal team will be held at 1 p.m. E.T. TODAY. Please register to attend here. Media Contacts: Troi Barnes, Legal Defense Fund, tbarnes@a-g.com, 856-562-8754  Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, ...

LDF Mourns the Loss of Reverend William Lawson, Beloved Champion for Civil Rights

The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is deeply saddened by the death of Reverend William “Bill” Lawson, the beloved civil rights leader. Rev. Lawson passed away at 95 years old on May 14, 2024 in Houston, ...

LDF Mourns the Loss of Christopher Edley, Jr., Transformative Leader, and Champion for Civil Rights

The Legal Defense Fund is saddened by the passing of Christopher Edley Jr., a brilliant legal mind and staunch defender of civil rights and racial justice. Edley Jr. died at 71 years old on May ...

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