LDF’s Leah Aden in ProPublica: Gill v. Whitford SCOTUS Outcome Could Offer Tool for Fighting Racial Discrimination

The Wisconsin voting rights case before the Supreme Court has been cast as the definitive test of whether partisan gerrymandering is permitted by the Constitution. But a closer look at the case and others like ...

Janai Nelson Discusses SCOTUS Gerrymandering Case on AM Joy

Supreme Court gerrymandering case: Wisconsin and beyond The Supreme Court gerrymandering case focusing on Wisconsin raises the issue of defending voting rights against voter suppression. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. 

LDF’s Janai Nelson in Op-Ed for Trib Talk: Texas is Textbook Case for Restoring VRA to Full Strength

Democracy costs. To be sustained, it requires time, deliberation and constant vigilance. These costs are high enough. But some states are manufacturing additional costs to undermine our democracy. Texas’ dogged defense of its racially discriminatory ...

LDF and Impact Fund’s Op-Ed in The Hill: American Workers’ Civil Rights Depend on Access to Open Courts

Issues surrounding mandatory individual arbitration may not capture the nation’s attention like healthcare or the NFL, but they are at the center of debate in all three branches of government. Our commitment to equal justice ...

LDF’s Leah Aden Discusses Our Pivotal Louisiana Voting Rights Case with Rewire

The at-large voting system has left Black residents in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, for instance, with no ability to elect judges of their choosing for decades. That is, according to attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense ...

Janai Nelson Discusses Trump’s Voter Suppression Commission on AM Joy

Trump voter fraud commission draws controversy   An email from a member of Trump’s voter fraud commission suggesting the exclusion of diverse political views is released, spawning further criticisms of voter suppression.

LDF Client Beverly Harrison Shares Story of Being Denied Employment Because of A Decades-Old Conviction in The Marshall Project

A Decades-Old Conviction Cost Me My Post Retirement Job I MADE A MISTAKE more than 40 years ago. When I was about 18 years old, I got into a fight with another young woman. After the ...

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