LDF and MacArthur Justice Center File Suit Challenging Mississippi District Attorney Doug Evans’ Rampant Discrimination Against Black Jurors

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) filed a federal class action lawsuit today challenging District Attorney Doug Evans’ extreme racial discrimination against Black ...

LDF Comments on Baltimore Police Department’s Draft Baltimore School Police MOU Assessment Report

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RE: Comments on Baltimore Police Department’s Draft Baltimore School Police MOU Assessment Report Dear Mr. Thompson: On behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), I write to provide comments on the ...

LDF Statement on the Outcome of Today’s Senate Judicial Vote

Read a PDF of our statement here.  Today’s Senate vote requires attention and reflection. Too often, those being confirmed to serve on some of the most esteemed and powerful courts in the country possess disqualifying ...

LDF Files Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Brief to Defend Black Louisiana Voters

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, and Ronald L. Wilson, a veteran Louisiana civil rights attorney, filed a brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of ...

LDF Sends Letter to Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission Supporting Complaint Against Judge S. Kastrenakes

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Today the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission in support of a complaint filed by Florida State Senator Bobby Powell, Jr. against Judge John ...

LDF Mourns the Loss of John W. Walker, Legendary Arkansas Civil Rights Attorney and LDF Board Member

   Today, LDF mourns the loss of legendary civil rights attorney and LDF Senior Board member, John W. Walker. A native of Arkansas, Mr. Walker dedicated his career to championing racial justice as one of ...

LDF Policy Counsel Katurah Topps Testifies Before the New York State Senate on the Need to Repeal CRL-50a

CRL50a is a New York State law that keeps even the most basic information about a law enforcement officer shrouded in secrecy, including their records of misconduct and abuse. On October 24, 2019, LDF Policy ...