LDF’s Lisa Cylar Barrett in Bloomberg Law Op-Ed: How Much Is Your Life Worth to a Court?

Our legal system often must determine the monetary value of a person’s life to assess damages owed. To make this determination, usually after serious injury or death, our system calls upon forensic economists, experts used ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Joins “All In with Chris” to Discuss the President’s Remarks about Charlottesville and White Supremacy

LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill joined All In with Chris Hayes to discuss President Trump’s defense of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Charlottesville protesters.

LDF’s Estherjoy Mungai in Charleston Chronicle Op-Ed: Charleston and North Charleston’s Approach to Policing Reform

Confronted by the Painful Relationship Between People of Color and the Police Entrusted to Serve Us Four years ago, on the fourth day of the fourth month of the year, Walter Scott was killed by ...

LDF’s Daniel Harawa in Slate Op-Ed: The Supreme Court Must Rule That Juries Can’t Sentence a Man to Death Because He’s Gay

Recent months have witnessed a steady stream of stories about state legislatures attempting to attack or outright overturn the will of state voters—from discriminatory voter ID laws to the naked power grabs we’ve seen from ...

LDF’s Chris Kemmitt in Jurist Op-Ed: The Supreme Court Must Stand for Equality in Upcoming Jury-Selection Case

In 2010, District Attorney Doug Evans tried to convict Curtis Flowers of the same murder charges for the sixth—yes, the sixth—time. Before the trial began, Evans did the same thing he had done before each ...

LDF’s Sam Spital in National Law Journal Op-Ed: The US Supreme Court Should Stop the Execution of a Man Sentenced, in Part, Because He’s Black

Keith Tharpe sits on Georgia’s death row, at least in part, because he is black. One of the jurors in Tharpe’s case signed a stunning affidavit in which he asserted that there are two types ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Sherrilyn Ifill Joins Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports

  On Martin Luther King Jr. Day LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill and Andrea Mitchell discuss the importance of focusing on the policies that impact rather than call out the President as a racist.