Blog — Legal
For too many years, senators have been using a more problematic version of the filibuster rule – a procedural tool meant to ensure the minority party could extend debate on a piece of legislation to obstruct Congress, create gridlock, and paralyze progress. We think it’s time to end this destructive practice.
This morning, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury met with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley at the Maryland State House to discuss the future of the death penalty in Maryland.
During the Jim Crow Era, states erected all kinds of ridiculous and shameful barriers to prevent African Americans from voting. They required African Americans to pass complicated literacy tests. They forced black people to pay outrageous poll taxes. In some states, in order to vote, black people had to know how many bubbles were on a bar of soap or how many jelly beans were in a jar.
The NAACP Legal Department launched its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars as a part of the 2012 NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The two-day program will cover numerous cutting-edge topics ranging from voting and redistricting to environmental and economic justice.
Our focus will include an annual U.S. Supreme Court Review and Legislative Update as well as panels on Ethics and many areas affecting our legal, educational and social justice communities.
Since its inception in 2003, the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program has fulfilled its vision of helping to groom future leaders and civil rights attorneys. The program is supported by annual grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Kellogg’s Company.
General Counsel Kim Keenan appeared on MSNBC on June 6th to discuss inequities in NYC public schools and why the NAACP has filed suit.
The NAACP in coalition with other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Arizona's new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S.