LDF Calls on the EEOC to Investigate Potentially Racist Hiring Practices at AutoNation and Genuine Parts Company

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Today, the Legal Defense Fund sent a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) asking for a formal investigation into the hiring practices of two major U.S. companies, AutoNation and Genuine Parts. The ...

LDF Files Amicus Brief in Support of Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rule

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LDF filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment (“AFBR”) v. Securities and Exchange Commission in support of Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rule, which ...

The Legal Defense Fund Issues Democracy Defended Report Outlining Barriers to Fair, Accessible Elections and Guidelines to Protect the Vote in 2024

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) officially released its Democracy Defended report, which provides lessons learned from monitoring the 2022 election and a blueprint for the upcoming 2024 election, with a particular focus on ...

Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Disability Rights Groups Ask Court to Block Enforcement of Law Criminalizing Absentee Ballot Application Assistance

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Montgomery, AL — Today, a coalition of civil rights, voting rights, and disability rights organizations filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in Alabama State Conference of the NAACP et al. v. Marshall et al. ...

Recalling Civil Rights Era Abuses, LDF Roundly Condemns Rising Violations Against Peaceful Protesters and Calls for Immediate Federal Intervention

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Today, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a statement roundly and unequivocally condemning the rising civil and human rights violations against peaceful protesters across the U.S. and issued a letter calling for the Department of ...

LDF Announces Fourth Cohort of the Groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

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May 1, 2024 – Today, the Legal Defense Fund  (LDF) announced its fourth 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP). Launched in January 2021, LDF’s groundbreaking pipeline program will endow the South with the ...

Case Heads to Supreme Court After Divided Three-Judge Panel Overturns Louisiana Congressional Map with Two Majority-Black Districts

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CONTACT: Legal Defense Fund, media@naacpldf.org ACLU National, media@aclu.org SHREVEPORT, La. – Today, a group of Black voters and civic organizations filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a divided panel of ...

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