LDF Responds to Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s Sentencing and the Acquittal of Officers Charged in Laquan McDonald’s Murder

Monique Dixon, LDF’s Deputy Director of Policy, issued the following statement: “No sentence imposed on former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke would restore the McDonald family’s loss of 17-year-old Laquan. LDF echoes the family’s ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Speaks with Chris Hayes about Barr’s Confirmation Hearings on MSNBC’s All In with Chris

  Following the Senate hearings to consider William Barr to be the next U.S. Attorney Genera, Sherrilyn Ifill joins Chris Hayes on MSNBC's All in with Chris.

LDF Statement on Court Decision Rejecting Citizenship Status Question for 2020 Census

Today, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York ruled against the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship status question to the 2020 census, rejecting the administration’s transparent attempts to ...

LDF Statement on William Barr Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Read a PDF of our statement here.

Ahead of Attorney General nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearings this week, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) released an overview of Mr. Barr’s record on civil rights throughout his career, including his ...