Press Release

NAACP Statement on the Death of Justice Scalia

February 14, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today released the following statement after the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“On behalf of the NAACP and the nation, we extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Justice Antonin Scalia as as well as the nation he served. Our prayers are with both our country and his family.
“The NAACP is committed to working with the President and the U.S. Senate to fill this vacancy and continue the important work of our nation’s highest court. We honor the service of all those who have served on the court by continuing its work unimpeded and realizing the constitutional values of the nation and NAACP.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

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