Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation’s leading Latino legal organization, starts the trial of its case against the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and school officials. The case alleges that Preston Hollow Elementary School administrators purposefully assigned students to classrooms on the basis of race in order to keep Anglo students separate from Latinos.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) applauded the United States Senate today for its passage of S. 2703, the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Cesar Chavez Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006.
Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed suit in federal court challenging the voter registration and identification provisions of Proposition 200. MALDEF filed the case on behalf of individual voters and voter registration applicants as well as numerous organizations.
In an opinion released yesterday, a federal judge has permanently enjoined the City of Redondo Beach from the enforcing its ordinance that sought to bar day laborers from seeking work. The decision is significant as many municipalities around the country increasingly rely on such ordinances to discourage day laborer activity.
Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation’s leading Latino legal organization, filed suit in federal district court against the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and the principal of Preston Hollow Elementary School alleging civil rights violations by segregating and discriminating against Latino schoolchildren.
The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the Texas Congressional redistricting case this Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 1p.m. Nina Perales, MALDEF’s Southwestern Regional Counsel is one of two attorneys arguing against the Texas Congressional district map. MALDEF represents the American GI Forum of Texas.
Today the United States District Court for Arizona denied several motions filed by border vigilante Roger Barnett in an effort to dismiss a civil suit brought against him by a group of sixteen Latino men and women.
MALDEF today filed a civil suit in federal court in Tucson, Arizona on behalf of a group of migrants who allege they were violently assaulted, battered, detained, and threatened with death by members of vigilante groups operating along the Arizona-Mexico border.
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