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Jun 25, 2013, 11:58 ET

Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Opens Door to Wave of Minority Voter Suppression

The Supreme Court's decision today to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act is an act of extraordinary judicial overreach. The Supreme...

Jun 24, 2013, 13:40 ET

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Importance of Diversity in College Admissions But "Adds a New Wrinkle" for Universities

The Supreme Court today endorsed the benefits of student-body diversity in colleges and universities and allowed the continued use of...

Apr 10, 2013, 12:15 ET

Stop & Frisks Lead To More Fallout For Public Housing Residents

NYCHA Tenants and Community Advocates Pack Floyd, et al. v. City of New York Courtroom to Call for an End to Stop & Frisk Public housing...

Mar 06, 2013, 17:30 ET

Studies Show Low-Income And Minority Households Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy; Face Toughest Challenges To Recover

An analysis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data show that low-income households, including disproportionately large numbers of...

Dec 12, 2012, 11:28 ET

United States Senate Hearing To Focus on Ending The "School-to-Prison Pipeline"

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Encourages Strong Federal Legislative Effort To Address School Discipline Policies The NAACP Legal Defense and...

Dec 03, 2012, 13:58 ET

Civil Rights Attorneys: EEOC Finds Wet Seal Discriminated Against African-American Class Action Plaintiff

Corporate Officials Instructed Managers to Make Employment Decisions Based on Race The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has...

Nov 09, 2012, 16:39 ET

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Strike Down the Heart of Voting Rights Act

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Warns of Clear and Persisting Threats to Minority Voter Access and Equality  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court...

Oct 04, 2012, 17:18 ET

Court Upholds Claims of Unlawful Trespass Stops and Arrests in Public Housing

 Today, a federal court rejected the City of New York (City)'s and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s attempt to dismiss claims that the...

Jul 12, 2012, 15:16 ET

LDF: Wet Seal Clothing Store Chain Executives Fire African-American Employees For Sake of "Diversity" and "Brand Image"

Shocking Allegations in Federal Discrimination Class Action Filed Today  A national class action lawsuit filed today charges that top...

Jun 28, 2012, 12:34 ET

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

 Today's Supreme Court decision in National Independent Federation of Business, et al. v. Sebelius, upholds key provisions of the Affordable...

Jun 25, 2012, 18:58 ET

LDF Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences For Children

Today, the United States Supreme Court banned the imposition of mandatory life without parole sentences for children who were 17 or younger at the...

May 21, 2012, 19:23 ET

LDF Welcomes Confirmation of Paul Watford to the U.S. Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds the U.S. Senate's vote this afternoon to confirm Paul Watford to the U.S. Court...

May 18, 2012, 14:27 ET

LDF Successfully Defends the Heart of the Voting Rights Act

Federal Court Upholds Key Provisions Protecting Minority Voters  Today, for the second time in the past year, a federal court in...

May 17, 2012, 17:01 ET

58 Years: Fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education

Fifty eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued perhaps the most important decision in its history.  In Brown v. Board of Education, the...

May 04, 2012, 11:33 ET

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund: Voting Rights Advocates Win Important Legal Victory

Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana's public assistance agency clients—the...

Apr 26, 2012, 15:35 ET

LDF Applauds New EEOC Guidelines That Expand Workplace Opportunity

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Mar 30, 2012, 08:47 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against South Carolina's Discriminatory Photo ID Law

 Today, the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and individual Black college students moved to join a lawsuit to prevent the...

Mar 23, 2012, 00:40 ET

John Payton In Memoriam: 1946 - 2012

John Payton, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and a tireless advocate for justice,...

Mar 20, 2012, 14:59 ET

El LDF de la NAACP busca unirse a la lucha contra la ley discriminatoria de Texas que exige la identificación con foto

Ayer, el Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund y estudiantes negros de las universidades de Prairie View A&M y Texas Southern presentaron...

Mar 20, 2012, 11:43 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against Texas' Discriminatory Photo ID Law

 Yesterday, the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund and Black college students at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern universities...

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