LDF Files Brief in Qualified Immunity Case Involving Prison Officials

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Yesterday, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) submitted an appellate brief on behalf of Germaine Smart, who alleges that he was sexually assaulted in an Alabama State Prison in 2017 by a St. Clair Correctional Facility officer. In response ...

New Legal Filing Defends the Education Rights of Children in Baltimore, Calls for Maryland to Finally Realize Structural Equity in School Funding

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On Friday, August 12, 2022, to ensure the right to education is protected for all students, the Legal Defense Fund, ACLU of Maryland, and BakerHostetler filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of children ...

Voting and Civil Rights Organizations Release New Voting Resource for People with Past Convictions

Today, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU Florida), the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of  Law, and the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project (ACLU) released ...

LDF Sends Letter Urging Akron, Ohio Officials to Work with the Community on Solutions to Systemic Police Violence

On August 5, 2022, the Legal Defense Fund sent a letter to Akron city officials including the mayor, president of the city council, and police chief urging city officials to listen to community leaders and ...

Coalition of National Civil and Human Rights Leaders Join Global Call for Compassion for Brittney Griner

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The distinguished group of leaders re-affirmed their support for Brittney and the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to secure her release from Russia   WASHINGTON, DC (August 4, 2022) Today as the legal proceedings against Brittney Griner concluded ...

LDF Issues Statement on the Department of Justice Charging Former and Current Officers Involved in the Killing of Breonna Taylor

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Today, more than two years after Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers senselessly killed Breonna Taylor in her home, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four current and former LMPD officers – Officer ...

LDF President and Director-Counsel Janai S. Nelson Testifies Before U.S. Senate on the Need to Reform The Electoral Count Act

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Today, Legal Defense Fund (LDF) President and Director-Counsel Janai S. Nelson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules & Administration as part of its hearing, “The Electoral Count Act: The Need for Reform.” In ...

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