NAACP LDF announces the appointment of new President & Director-Counsel

Civil Rights Attorney & Law Professor Sherrilyn Ifill Named President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

Civil Rights Attorney & Law Professor Sherrilyn Ifill Named President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Read More

Kerry Staton named 2013 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Schochor, Federico and Staton founding partner Kerry Staton has been named the 2013 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiff’s “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. “I’m tremendously honored by this,” Mr. Staton said. “It’s all the … Read More

OBABL Congressional Black Caucus Special Edition

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Every September The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosts the Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. In honor of this event, OBABL has published a Salute to the CBC and Top Black Lawyers With Influence. Inside you’ll find profiles of the 55 hired guns along with those of legal Hill staffers and, of course the CBC Members. Read More

Politics and Interracial Mates Not a Good Mix?

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In an interesting op-ed in the New York Times, Syracuse law professor, Kevin Noble Maillard, breaks down the problems inherent in bringing interracial romance to the campaign trail.

When the candidate is one race, and the spouse/partner/“friend” is another, opponents find a combustible cocktail to stir voter insecurities. Ask the ghost of Thomas Jefferson, who weathered decades of criticism about his relationship with “Dusky Sally,” his mixed-race slave who bore six mixed-race children. Read More