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Federal Appellate Court Strikes Blow Against Washington State’s Felon Disfranchisement in Significant Voting Rights Case Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Washington State’s law denying the vote to people with felony convictions is racially discriminatory and violates the Voting Rights Act (VRA). “This significant ruling recognizes that racial discrimination in Washington’s criminal justice system has infected the State’s political process,” said John Payton, LDF Director-Counsel. “The result is that Black, Latino and Native America ...
justice, succeeded him as NAACP counsel. Marshall further developed the strategies and goals of the legal department. In 1957 Marshall established LDF as an organization totally independent of the NAACP. 1 The board of directors of the NAACP created the Legal Defense Fund in 1939 specifically for tax purposes. Intimidated by the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, the Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc., became a separate legal entity in 1957, although it was clear that it was to operate in accordance with NAACP policy. After 1961 serious disputes emerged between the two organizations, creating ...
Bill Taylor: “A White Guy Like Me” | The Defenders Online | A ...
William L. Taylor’s death on June 28th deprived the civil rights community of a valued friend and colleague and America of a stalwart champion of freedom. We at the Legal Defense Fund were especially affected because Bill Taylor’s first job out of Yale Law School in 1954 was at LDF, working under Thurgood Marshall, as was mentioned in the brief tribute LDF posted on its website. We have reprinted that tribute here as an introduction to what should be required reading for all interested in fully understanding the work of the multi-racial “beloved community” that in the middle of the twentieth century propelled the black American ... market research, surveys and trends
Hillyer: NAACP Batted For New Black Panthers, Per Civil Rights ...
from Quin Hillyer, writing in the Washington Times – namely, that the same NAACP which is spending its time playing the race card from the bottom of the deck against the Tea Party movement is in bed with the New Black Panther Party. Or at least it sure seems that way, given that while the U.S. Civil Rights Commission is investigating the Justice Department’s intentional dropping of the ball on the New Black Panthers case last year, it’s been uncovered that an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund was pressuring DOJ to drop the New Black Panther case. Per the testimony of DOJ whistleblower J. Christian Adams ... market research, surveys and trends


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(left to right) Julianne Malveaux, Honorary Chair Delta Social Action Commission; Marcia Fudge, Chair Delta Social Action Commission; Theodore Shaw, LDF Director-Counsel and President; Louise Rice, National President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Elaine R. Jones, LDF President and Director-Counsel Emeritus; Gladys Vaughn, Co-Chair DeltaSocial Action Commission; and Kemba Smith, President Kemba Smith Foundation. (Photo by Marvin T. Jones) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has pledged a million dollars to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) to support its voting rights work. The gift will mark the 40th Anniversary ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Obama Plans to Cut Infections by 25 Percent in 5 Years | The ...
On Tuesday, President Obama issued a report outlining the federal government’s first national HIV/AIDS strategy plan. The plan calls for reducing the HIV infection rate by 25 percent within five years. But AIDS activists worry that the alarming infection rates among African Americans will not be reduced without additional federal spending, better federal coordination and a willingness of people to avoid risky sexual behavior. In addition to setting a target of reducing HIV infections by 25 percent, the plan seeks to increase the proportion of people who know their HIV status from 79 percent to 90 percent by 2015. It also lists ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
'Hannity': NAACP Linked to New Black Panther Case?
This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 15, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. SEAN HANNITY, HOST: The resolution passed by the NAACP that condemned elements of the Tea Party movement as racist is drawing fire. It seems somewhat hypocritical given the organization's apparent lack of concern over the voter intimidation charges leveled at the New Black Panther Party. But it now appears that the NAACP may have played an instrumental role in the dismissal of that case. Now The Washington Times reports that the director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Political Participation ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
US set to defend Voting Rights Act against Shelby County challenge

The U.S. Department of Justice will mount a vigorous defense against a Shelby County lawsuit that seeks to have parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ruled unconstitu­tional, a DOJ spokeswoman said.

The federal lawsuit asks a judge to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act that require governmen­tal bodies in mostly southern states to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes related to voting.

The county contends the require­ment is an unconstitutional in­trusion into the county's right to conduct its elections.

 The Justice Department argues in a recently filed legal brief that parts of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Staff Attorney, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - Staff ...
tained by NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund lawyers on behalf of Roy Bell , an Atlanta dentist. In the summer of 1962, Dr. Bell, Dr. Clinton Warner, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Cornelius v NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
This case requires us to decide whether the Federal Government violates the First Amendment when it excludes legal defense and political advocacy organizations from participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC or Campaign), a charity drive aimed at federal employees. I The CFC is an annual charitable fundraising drive conducted in the federal workplace during working hours largely through the voluntary efforts of federal employees. At all times relevant to this litigation, participating organizations confined their fundraising activities to a 30-word statement submitted by them for inclusion in the Campaign ...
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Butts, Perelli, King, Clarke: How will Obama administration ...
On December 30 — a time of year when most people’s attention is not on the news — the administration released the latest list of White House visitors. Going through the list takes quite a while, but doing so reveals some rather startling “coincidences” — meetings between Justice Department political appointees known to be involved in the dismissal and a White House deputy counsel that coincide with key dates in the New Black Panther saga. Some of the meetings appear to have followed a regular schedule. Others were set up on short notice and break from the pattern in unusual ways, particularly as they are matched up against some ...