LDF Issues Statement on Biden Administration Plan to Partially Cancel Student Debt

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Today, the Biden administration announced a plan to cancel $10,000 in student debt for American borrowers earning $125,000 or less per year. The administration also announced that a pause on student loan payments that has ...

LDF Issues Statement on President Biden’s United We Stand Summit

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Today, President Biden announced that he will host the United We Stand Summit at the White House on September 15, 2022. The stated goal of the summit is to “counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled ...

Court Allows Georgia to Criminalize Line Relief During 2022 Election But Acknowledges Anti-voter Law Negatively Impacts Free Speech

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Media Contact: SPLC: Kevin Pallasch, kevin.pallasch@splcenter.org, (470) 403-7386 LDF: Ella Wiley, ewiley@naacpldf.org, (925) 819-0555 ACLU-GA: Dorrie Toney, media@acluga.org, 404-302-0128 WilmerHale: Frank James, frank.james@wilmerhale.com, (202) 247-3560 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: Mark Fefer, markfefer@dwt.com, 206.757.8583  Judge denies ...

LDF Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Opposing a First Amendment Justification to Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

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Today, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, arguing that the Petitioner, the founder of the design studio 303 Creative, should not ...

Florida Educators and Students Challenge State’s Discriminatory ‘Stop WOKE’ Act

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LDF, ACLU, ACLU Florida, Ballad Spahr represent plaintiffs Today, a group of higher education students and educators filed a lawsuit challenging Florida’s HB 7 — also known as the Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and ...

LDF Applauds Victory Against Racial Discrimination in California Schools

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it had reached an agreement with California’s Victor Valley Union High School District to eradicate racial discrimination in its school discipline procedures. As ...

LDF Joins Forces with Power the Polls on Renewed Campaign to Recruit Poll Workers

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In honor of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is once again partnering with Power the Polls to recruit poll workers for the 2022 election season. In 2020, LDF joined forces ...

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