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Why is LDF opposing Thomas Farr?

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | ldf-perspectives

President Trump nominated Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 2017. Since his nomination and re-nomination, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., alongside other national civil rights groups, has vigorously opposed him because we believe he is not fit to serve on the federal bench. […]

Why Do Democrats Want More Police in Schools?

Monday, January 14, 2013 | news

It’s no surprise that Wayne LaPierre and the NRA think that increasing the presence of armed police and security in schools will be good for our children. More disturbing, however, is that Vice President Joe Biden and other key Democrats appear to agree. As reported by the Washington Post, recommendations coming out of the Gun Violence Task […]

Why diversity in higher education isn’t optional

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | news

For many students, college is the first time that they have meaningful interactions with people of other races. Because many of our nation’s neighborhoods and schools remain segregated, not by law but in fact, the opportunities to learn from, work with, and live alongside people who are different are often limited in American life. For […]

Why Diversity Counts in National Security

Monday, October 22, 2012 | news

The reality of demographics mandates a sharp focus on creating leaders from the burgeoning Hispanic and Asian American communities.  The history of Vietnam tells us we need to keep that same focus on the African American community. Leaders are created, not born, and a particular responsibility lies with higher education to ensure a sustained flow […]

White Supremacy Has No Place on the Federal Bench

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | ldf-perspectives

By Leslie Proll, Former Policy Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Jesse Helms’ ghost looms large in President Trump’s nomination of Thomas Farr to the Eastern District of North Carolina. Helms, a staunch segregationist who served as North Carolina’s Senator for three decades until retiring in 2003, was notorious for his unabashed racism […]

White House Convening

Monday, March 12, 2018 | case-issue

On May 7, 2012, LDF participated in a White House event addressing the vacancy crisis in the federal judiciary and the corresponding need to confirm nominees to the federal bench.  The event included over 150 advocates, lawyers and community leaders from 27 states and many national organizations.  The convening was designed to connect senior Obama […]

Where’s justice in the execution process?

Monday, February 18, 2013 | news

Dr. Death. It was a fitting nickname for the tall gentleman with a spectral complexion who haunted the corridors of the Dallas County Courthouse in the 1980s. Summoned by prosecutors to testify in more than 100 capital murder cases, Dr. James Grigson delivered his diagnosis with creepy Marcus Welby-ish solemnity. Sometimes without having met a defendant, he’d confirm what prosecutors […]

What’s at Stake: Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | ldf-perspectives

For over 30 years, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has conducted a full and thorough analysis of the civil rights record of each nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Following our review, we issue a comprehensive report setting forth our analysis of that record and indicating our view of the […]

What’s at Stake: Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | news

By: NAACP LDF Source: Medium   For over 30 years, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has conducted a full and thorough analysis of the civil rights record of each nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Following our review, we issue a comprehensive report setting forth our analysis of that record […]

What You Need to Know About Sen. Jeff Sessions

Friday, November 18, 2016 | news

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Overview of the Civil Rights Record of Reported Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions On November 18, 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump announced that Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will be his nominee for Attorney General of the United States. Sen. Sessions has been a member of the Senate since […]

What You Need to Know About President Trump’s Pick to Lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

Friday, June 30, 2017 | ldf-perspectives

by Kyle Barry, LDF Policy Counsel On June 29, President Donald Trump nominated Eric S. Dreiband to be the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Department of Justice. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Division is charged with upholding “the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the […]

What You Need to Know About President Trump’s Pick to Lead DOJ’s Civil Rights Division

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | news

On June 29, President Donald Trump nominated Eric S. Dreiband to be the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Department of Justice. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Division is charged with upholding “the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our […]

What is the price of voter suppression? “Voter ID foes stress legal cost in new tactic” in report from the Philadelphia Tribune

Monday, October 26, 2015 | news

The Philadelphia Tribune cites the high cost of implementing strict photo voter ID and fighting litigation brought under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in “Voter ID foes stress legal cost in new tactic.”  LDF’s own white paper examines the high cost (in time, money and burden) of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act […]

What is Qualified Immunity? FAQ and Impact

Friday, July 15, 2022 | page

Criminal Justice and Policing Qualified Immunity FAQ Qualified immunity has protected law enforcement officers and other government officials from being held accountable when they violate people’s constitutional rights for decades. The doctrine of qualified immunity allows state and local officials to avoid personal consequences related to their professional interactions unless they violate “clearly established law” and […]

What is Critical Race Theory | FAQs and More Explained

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | page

critical race theory Frequently Asked Questions To help you learn more about Critical Race Theory (CRT), LDF has compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about critical race theory. This resource also includes information on the laws banning critical race theory and racial justice discourse being enacted across the country and how they fit […]

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