LDF Remembers Terence Crutcher on the Third Anniversary of His Death

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) remembers Terence Crutcher, a beloved father, son, and brother who was tragically killed by Tulsa Police Department Officer Betty Shelby.  Today marks one of the many ...

LDF Condemns Plan to Refuse Temporary Protected Status to Displaced Bahamians

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) condemns today’s announcement by the Trump Administration that it does not plan to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Bahamians in the wake of deadly Hurricane Dorian ...

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Gift $2M to Fund Social Justice Initiatives with the NAACP LDF and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

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(September 04, 2019) – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights announced today that both received gifts of $1 million from Blake Lively and Ryan ...

LDF to Argue Death Penalty Cases Before North Carolina Supreme Court

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)’s Senior Deputy Director of Litigation Jin Hee Lee, and several other prominent capital defense attorneys, will be presenting arguments to the Supreme Court of North ...

LDF’s Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses White Supremacy and Anti-Terrorism Laws on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes

On August 23, 2019, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill appeared on All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the roots of white supremacy, anti-terrorism laws, and the responsibility of the Justice Department to push ...

LDF Statement on Justice Department Email Containing White Supremacist and Anti-Semitic Content

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is both stunned and outraged to learn that the Justice Department sent an email to immigration court employees, including judges, which contained white supremacist and anti-Semitic ...

LDF on the Efficacy and Principle of Facebook Bias Report

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Today, Facebook released a document it has billed as an ‘anti-conservative bias’ report or audit. This so-called ‘report’ is grossly lacking in rigor and documentation. Rather than serving as an independent analysis it is simply ...