Historic Number of Corporations File Amicus Briefs in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of College Admissions Policies That Foster Diversity

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In a show of historic and overwhelming support for affirmative action, 82 corporations and business groups (see list below) signed three amicus briefs filed in the Supreme Court of the United States in Students for ...

Motion to Dismiss Association for Education Fairness v. Montgomery County Board of Education Granted by Federal District Court

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Today, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed Association for Education Fairness v. Montgomery County Board of Education, a lawsuit that sought to prevent school districts from promoting equal opportunity for ...

Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Urge Congress to Decouple Police Funding Bills from Assault Weapons Ban and Community Safety Investment Bills

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As organizations that have spent years fighting for civil rights, racial justice and the genuine safety that all of our communities deserve, we stand together to oppose a vote in the House of Representatives on ...

LDF Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in SFFA v. UNC Admissions Case

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Today, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina (UNC) on behalf of LDF and ...

25 Harvard Student and Alumni Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of College Admissions Policies That Foster Diversity

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Today, 25 Harvard student and alumni organizations, represented by the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard asking ...

Civil Rights Groups: Electoral Count Act Reform is Necessary; Congress Must Also Address Racial Discrimination in Voting 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mattie Goldman, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, goldman@civilrights.org Lacy Crawford, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, lcrawford@lawyerscommittee.org  Chris Ford, The Legal Defense Fund (LDF), media@naacpldf.org  Rotimi Adeoye, ...

LDF Issues Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Additional Funding for Law Enforcement

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On Thursday, President Biden revealed the Safer America Plan, which includes important support for community-led crime prevention and intervention, increased law enforcement accountability, sentencing reform, and gun violence abatement. The plan also includes support for ...

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