LDF Supports Judicial Review; Identifies Racial Animus in DACA Rescission

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed a “friend of the court” brief in the United States Supreme Court, defending the essential role of the courts in reviewing policies ...

Federal Court Upholds Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

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Updated October 3, 2019 Today, a Massachusetts Federal Court affirmed that Harvard’s consideration of race as one of many factors in undergraduate admissions decisions is consistent with – and supported by – longstanding United States ...

LDF Vigorously Defends Civil Rights Law of 1866 Against Comcast Attack

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), along with ten civil rights organizations, filed an amicus brief in Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., a case involving ...

LDF Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Steven Menashi for Second Circuit Court of Appeals Seat

Today the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to Senators Schumer and McConnell opposing the nomination of Steven Menashi to a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Our reasons to ...

Statement on Impeachment Inquiry From LDF President and Director-Counsel, Sherrilyn Ifill

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The opening of an impeachment inquiry to examine the conduct of President Trump is a grave moment for country and our democracy. Many may question whether civil rights organizations should be concerned about this impeachment ...

LDF Urges the Passage of the FUTURE Act

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) opposes actions that could harm students at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs). On Thursday, September 19, despite passage in the U.S. ...

Groups Sue to Block New Florida Law That Undermines Voting Rights Restoration

Federal lawsuit filed immediately after governor signed bill into law The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law filed a federal lawsuit today ...