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Jan 24, 2013, 14:33 ET Federal Court Rules That Louisiana Systemically Violated the NVRA

Project Vote and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - On January 23, voting rights advocates won a major legal victory on behalf of...


Oct 10, 2012, 15:23 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF): Federal Court Rejects South Carolina's Restrictive Voter ID Law for November Election; Allows Implementation in 2013

In a significant voting rights development, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected South Carolina's...


Oct 10, 2012, 14:21 ET Statement of Debo P. Adegbile, Acting President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund after the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument in College Diversity Case

 Fisher v. University of Texas at Issue  The University of Texas and the United States made a compelling case before the U.S....


Sep 27, 2012, 15:30 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College File Complaint Challenging Admissions Process at NYC Public Specialized High Schools

NYCDOE Never Validated Test; Blacks and Latinos Excluded from Elite Schools  Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), LatinoJustice...


Aug 30, 2012, 16:42 ET Federal Court Blocks Discriminatory Texas Voter ID Law

Statements by NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund  Statement of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which...


Jun 20, 2012, 13:30 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Florida Voter Purge is Just "the Tip of the Iceberg"

Federal Court Hearing in DC Thursday on Florida's Plan to Significantly Reduce the Early Voting Period and Discourage Registration Drive...


Feb 21, 2012, 11:18 ET Statement by LDF President and Director-Counsel John Payton on the Vital Importance of Higher Education Diversity in Response to the Supreme Court's Decision Today to Review the University of Texas at Austin's Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the first federal appellate challenge to the use of race in...


Sep 07, 2011, 09:53 ET LDF Moves to Intervene on behalf of Florida NAACP and African-American Voters in Florida Voting Rights Case

Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) filed a motion seeking to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of the Florida State Conference of the...


Mar 29, 2010, 12:36 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund Commends President Obama on Strengthening Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

This weekend President Obama announced a number of recess appointments of critical nominees whose confirmations had been stalled in the Senate....


Dec 16, 2009, 15:00 ET LDF Launches Program to Ensure a Complete Count in the 2010 Census

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund ("LDF") launched Count on Change 2010, a strategic, collaborative, national public education campaign...


Apr 27, 2009, 15:56 ET Legal Defense Fund to Defend Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear a constitutional challenge to a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in...


Dec 07, 2007, 00:00 ET NAACP Legal Defense Fund Appoints Leading Civil Rights Attorney John Payton as Director-Counsel and President

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Payton, an attorney known for his successful record in some of the most important and visible...