Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warriors

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1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom were illustrations of the collective power of committed individuals to confront injustice. And one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in our history, Gideon v. Wainwright. Read More

Media Alert: Lawyers Of Color Power Summit

MEDIA ALERT Roundtable With Lawyers for the Families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Jerome Murdough, Tamir Rice, and James Craig Anderson Who Benjamin Crump (Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown), Hezekiah Sistrunk … Read More

The Caucus Issue 2014

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OBABL is delighted to release The Caucus Issue 2014. When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference. The ALC is … Read More

Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

Eric H. Holder, Jr., has announced his intention to step down as United States Attorney General.

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More