Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) issued a letter requesting the Senate Judiciary Committee faithfully carry out its constitutional duty by holding a hearing for any Supreme Court nominees presented by President Barack Obama. Additionally, LDF urges the Committee to move expeditiously on the numerous pending nominations for the lower federal courts, including that of Judge Adbul K. Kallon to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Previously, in February, LDF joined with 81 other organizations, in issuing a letter insisting that the Committee not delay in fulfilling its constitutional obligation to give fair consideration to any Supreme Court nominee presented by President Barack Obama.
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.