LDF Submits Written Testimony in the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in Favor of Repealing the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted written testimony to the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, which is holding hearings this week on a number of policing bills. LDF submitted testimony ...

LDF and Ferguson Collaborative Submit Joint Comments on the Ferguson Police Department’s Draft Policies on First Amendment Activity

Dear Mr. Carey and Mr. Volek: On behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) and the Ferguson Collaborative (“FC”), we appreciate the opportunity to review and comment on the Ferguson Police ...

LDF Issues Statement on the Timeline for Selecting the Next United States Supreme Court Justice

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Today, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) issued the following statement regarding the timeline for nominating a Supreme Court justice to fill the seat of the ...

LDF Comments on the Implementation of the Ferguson Consent Decree

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) submitted comments regarding the implementation of the Ferguson Consent Decree. It has been five years since the approval of the consent decree and much of ...

LDF Honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Icon of American Jurisprudence and Ardent Civil Rights Defender

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) deeply mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an indefatigable icon of American jurisprudence who tirelessly dedicated her life to advancing civil rights, ...

LDF Issues Statement on Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Tonight, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill issued the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the ...

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Police Seizure of Black Teenager, Setting New Standards for State Court Review of Cases Involving Youth and Black Individuals

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Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued in Commonwealth v. Evelyn recognizing that an individual’s age should be considered when determining whether they feel free to leave an encounter with police. The court declined to ...

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