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LDF Responds to Announcement of Charges in Near-Fatal Shooting of Ralph Yarl

April 18, 2023 – On Monday, prosecutors in Clay County, Missouri charged 84-year-old Andrew Lester in the near-fatal shooting of Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black child who accidentally rang Lester’s doorbell while trying to pick up his younger siblings. According to law enforcement, preliminary evidence shows that Lester fired on the teen through a glass […]

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Preliminary Injunction Blocking Florida Anti-Protest Law Remains in Effect as Federal Appeals Court Seeks Guidance From Florida Supreme Court

January 10, 2023 – Today, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals left in place an injunction against Florida’s anti-protest law, otherwise known as H.B. 1, while inviting the Florida Supreme Court to express its views on the law’s proper interpretation.  A federal trial court had previously issued a preliminary injunction blocking Governor DeSantis and certain […]

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Civil Rights Organizations Send Letters to Texas School Districts Urging Them to Ensure Dress Codes Are Not Discriminatory

Today, seventeen civil rights groups and youth organizations sent letters to every Texas school superintendent urging them to ensure their district’s dress codes and related policies are not fostering unlawful discrimination that unfairly denies students an equal opportunity to get an education based on their race, gender, or religion. The state and national organizations, including […]

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