LDF Statement on FOIA Request Lawsuit Settlement with the U.S. Department of Education

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) reached a settlement agreement in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request lawsuit filed against the United States Department of Education (ED) in May 2018. ...

LDF Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Policing Reform

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Today, Sherrilyn Ifill, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Policing Reform. “This Executive Order is an ...

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Alabama Voters during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Litigation brought by LDF, SPLC, and ADAP successfully challenged barriers to voting absentee and in person in upcoming July 14 election in Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Today, in a decision that will protect the health ...

Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects Against LGBTQ Discrimination

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision, in favor of plaintiffs in ...

LDF Statement on the Killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police

Today, Janai Nelson, the Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding the killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police: “Mr. Brooks’ killing by Atlanta police represents yet another ...

LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Calls on Congress to Expand and Improve Voting Options Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), testified at the Committee on House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections’ hearing titled, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights ...

LDF Sends Letter to St. Mary Parish School District Regarding Racial Harassment of Black Students

Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a follow-up letter to Louisiana’s St. Mary Parish School District (“the District”) over concerns regarding the recent racial harassment of Black students. The letter ...

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