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Appellate Court to Rehear Disfranchisement Case

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | news

  (New York, NY) – Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered rehearing in a case challenging Washington State’s racially discriminatory law that denies the vote to people with felony convictions. A panel of eleven judges will reconsider this important civil rights case. In the earlier ruling in Farrakhan v. Gregoire, a three-judge panel […]

Appellate Court to Rehear Disfranchisement Case

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | case-update

(New York, NY) – Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered rehearing in a case challenging Washington State’s racially discriminatory law that denies the vote to people with felony convictions. A panel of eleven judges will reconsider this important civil rights case. In the earlier ruling in Farrakhan v. Gregoire, a three-judge panel of the […]

Appellate Court Agrees to Consider LDF Amicus Brief Regarding Significance of Term “Boy” in the Workplace

Friday, October 29, 2010 | case-update

Yesterday the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to consider LDF’s Amicus brief regading the significance of the term “boy” in the workplace, in the case Hithon v Tyson Foods, Inc.

Appeal of Law Ending Prison-Based Gerrymandering Sent to Appellate Division

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | news

The New York Court of Appeals today declined to hear plaintiffs’ direct appeal in Little v. LATFOR, a lawsuit challenging New York’s law ending prison-based gerrymandering. The plaintiffs — who include upstate elected officials who would no longer unjustly benefit from claiming incarcerated people as residents of their districts — had sought to skip the […]

AP: NAACP Wants New Voting Laws Struck Down

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | news

The NAACP has been collecting information about early voting advocacy by black churches in Florida, hoping to convince the Justice Department to strike down a slew of new state voting laws it claims are intended to thwart growing minority participation at the polls ahead of next year’s presidential election. In a report released Monday, the […]

AP: Judge raises questions about Voting Rights Act

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | news

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether a key component of the landmark Voting Rights Act is outdated, expressing skepticism about using evidence of racial discrimination from 40 or 50 years ago to justify continued election monitoring for a group of mostly Southern states. “We’re now looking at a situation where that information […]

AP: Court hears dispute over sales tax on “free” phone

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | news

The court heard argument Tuesday in a dispute between wireless provider AT&T Mobility and a California couple who objected to being charged around $30 in sales tax for what they were told was a free cell phone. Like many such contracts, the fine print of the agreement between AT&T and Liza and Vincent Concepcion calls […]

AP: Civil rights group: La. violating voting law

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | news

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana departments aren’t complying with a federal law that requires public assistance agencies that serve low-income residents to offer them voter registration, a civil rights group said Wednesday. Lawyers representing the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP sent a complaint letter to Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the Department of Children and […]

Anuja Thatte

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | staff

Anuja Thatte joins LDF’s DC office as Assistant Counsel.  Prior to LDF, Anuja served as the Public Interest and Commercial Litigation associate at a boutique trial firm in New York City, where her pro bono practice included serving as lead counsel on criminal justice, immigration, and economic justice matters.  Anuja also served as a law […]

Anthony S. Downs

Friday, March 30, 2018 | board-of-directors

Anthony G. Amsterdam

Friday, March 30, 2018 | board-of-directors

Another Victory on the Road Home

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | case-update

Today, LDF won an injunction preventing the remainder of Road Home funds from being spent pending LDF’s appeal, which argues that the formula used to calculate grants was discriminatory. The State of Louisiana was ordered to freeze the funds until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decides whether the lower court […]

Another Key Voting Rights Case Before the United States Supreme Court

Monday, March 18, 2013 | news

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, another important voting case, in addition to Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, before the Court this term. This case involves whether Arizona’s Proposition 200, which requires new voter registrants to produce documentary evidence of United States citizenship, must yield […]

Annual Report 2017-2018

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | fiscal-res

Annual Report 2016-2017

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | fiscal-res

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