LDF’s Leah Aden Pens Op-Ed on Supreme Court for Rewire

During his Senate confirmation hearings in 2005, Chief Justice John Roberts memorably compared himself to a baseball umpire. As a jurist, he said, his job is simply “to call balls and strikes,” not to determine ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Pens CNN Op-Ed: Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearing Must Be Delayed

By: Sherrilyn Ifill Source: CNN   The ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct in the 2016 election is not just an inquiry into whether he or his associates committed crimes. It is a test ...

LDF’s Jin Hee Lee Pens Time Magazine Op-Ed: Lawsuit Seeks to Erase Harvard Applicants’ Racial Identity

By: Jin Hee Lee Source: Time Magazine   I am proud to be an Asian American woman of Korean descent. But sadly, I did not always feel this way. For most of my childhood, I ...

LDF’s Monique Dixon and Nicole Dooley in Op-Ed for AFRO: Baltimore Students Deserve to Feel Safe

Last year a Baltimore school police officer pled guilty to assault charges for slapping and kicking a 16-year-old student. In 2015, another school police officer pled guilty to assault charges after walloping an unarmed middle ...

Sherrilyn Ifill in New York Times: Seeking Equal Justice for Black People is Part of An American Agenda, Not A Leftist One

The Work of Ensuring Civil Rights Describing the work of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund as part of a liberal “ideological agenda” establishes a simplistic and unacceptable right-left balance that denigrates core civil ...

Sherrilyn Ifill’s Latest Op-Ed for TIME: Violent Policies Fall Hardest on Students of Color

In her one-woman show Notes from the Field, Anna Deavere Smith exposes the consequences of America’s abandonment of our most vulnerable and troubled children. She reveals that what is now known as the “school-to-prison pipeline” is, ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Joins “Pod Save the People” Podcast to Discuss Judicial Nominations and Voting Rights

LDF’s President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill sat down with Crooked Media’s DeRay Mckesson for the latest episode of the ‘Pod Save the People’ podcast. She discussed LDF’s efforts to advance voting rights as well as ...