LDF Statement on Senate Judicial Confirmation Vote

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Lisa Cylar Barrett, the Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding this week’s Senate judicial confirmation vote: “This week, the United States Senate confirmed ...

LDF Statement on Today’s House Vote Advancing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding today’s vote in the United States House of Representatives to advance H.R.7120, the George Floyd ...

In Huge Win for Alabamians, Eleventh Circuit Allows All State Probate Judges to Establish Curbside Voting for July 14 Run-Off

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ATLANTA – Today, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a huge win for Alabama voters who are at risk of contracting COVID-19. The Circuit Court denied the defendants’ emergency motion to stay a lower ...

LDF Statement on Today’s Senate Vote Blocking the Advancement of the JUSTICE Act

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Lisa Cylar Barrett, the Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote blocking the motion to proceed on the JUSTICE Act: “We ...

LDF Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Opposing JUSTICE Act

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell expressing opposition to the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, S. ...

Rep. Thompson, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Cory Wilson for the Fifth Circuit

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CONTACT: Rafael Medina, The Leadership Conference, medina@civilrights.org, 202.869.0390 Ty James, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Tyron.James@mail.house.gov, 202.225.5876 Marc Banks, NAACP, 443.608.4073, dbanks@naacpnet.org Teresa Candori, National Urban League, 212.558.5362, tcandori@nul.org Phoebe Plagens, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 212.965.2235, pplagens@naacpldf.org WASHINGTON ...

Supreme Court Rules that the Trump Administration Cannot End the DACA Program

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Today, the United States Supreme Court found that the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary and capricious” and in violation of federal law. The ...

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