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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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...