January 21, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
A request to St. Louis County Judge Maura McShane for a new grand jury review of the case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown has been denied. The request was made early in January by the NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) ...[read more]
September 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal judge ruled Thursday that an Ohio law that cut down the 35 days of early in-person voting violates the US Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. US District Court Judge Peter Economus ordered Ohio to restore the full 35 days, including the "golden week" where residents can register to ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Brent Nesbitt
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging an Arizona law punishing doctors for knowingly performing abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus. Plaintiffs contended that their constituents have not been seeking the abortions they ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and the Texas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging Texas' voter ID law as unconstitutionally discriminatory. The law, ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order Monday dismissing its review of two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law, leaving state appellate courts to decide whether to lift an injunction against the law. In the two cases, NAACP v. Walker and League of Women Voters v. ...[read more]
March 28, 2012
by Max Slater
Two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's voter ID law are heading to the Wisconsin Supreme Court after two appellate courts sent them to the state's high court on Wednesday. In the two cases, NAACP v. Walker and League of Women Voters v. Walker, the plaintiffs assert that Wisconsin's voter ID law is ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday appealed two decisions by the Dane County Circuit Court blocking Wisconsin's new voter identification law. The DOJ filed on behalf of the defendants in NAACP v. Walker and League of Women Voters v. Walker. Judge Richard Neiss refused to lift ...[read more]
October 6, 2011
by Matthew Shames
Derrick Bell, a leading legal scholar and the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard Law School, died Wednesday in New York of carcinoid cancer. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1957, the only African- ...[read more]
February 23, 2010
by JURIST Staff
W.E.B. DuBois, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was born on February 23, 1868. Review the W.E.B. DuBois Papers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and released FBI files on DuBois kept because of his affiliation with "communist front ...[read more]
February 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Jennifer Gratz: Attorney General Holder recently called the American people a nation of cowards with respect to the issue of race. For the most part, I agree with him but in, I suspect, a very different way than what he meant with his comment. The civil rights establishment led... ...[read more]

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