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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...


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 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...


Mar 20, 2012, 09:05 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 filed...


Dec 29, 2011, 00:23 ET LDF Successfully Defends Lower Court Ruling in Historic School Desegregation Case

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed key aspects of the lower court's decision in Little Rock School District v. Lorene...


Dec 07, 2011, 11:29 ET Life Sentence for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Today, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced that it will not seek another death sentence for Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Pennsylvania...


Dec 02, 2011, 18:01 ET NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Welcomes New Federal Guidance on Diversity in K-12 and Higher Education

Today the United States Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued policy guidance that provides greater clarity and...


Oct 12, 2011, 15:24 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Reform Approaches to School Discipline

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. ("LDF") joined other civil rights and education groups in supporting introduction of the...


Oct 11, 2011, 11:05 ET United States Supreme Court Rejects Appeal from Philadelphia DA's Office

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Death Sentence is Unconstitutional Today the United States Supreme Court rejected a request from the Philadelphia District...


Sep 29, 2011, 12:52 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund Kicks Off Conference on School Discipline

Race, Gender, Discipline and Justice: Students Locked Out of a Quality Education Today the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)...