Legal Department

Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.

         

THE NAACP MAY PROVIDE LEGAL INFORMATION TO CONCERNED CITIZENS, BUT DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.  FOR LEGAL ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A LOCAL ATTORNEY.

Blog Posts

Law Fellows Begin Assignment

The NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program selects new fellows for the NAACP's National Office.

NAACP Defends Clean Air and Pollution Controls in Court

The NAACP supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, joins with other organizations to defend in court.

The Supreme Court and the October Term: What’s Next?

After ending a historic term, what's next for the Supreme Court? The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear McCutcheon v. FEC that will challenge the constitutionality of federal aggregate contribution limits, which caps the total amount of money that individuals are permitted to contribute to all federal candidates, parties, and PACS over the course of an election cycle.

Celebrating Legal Victories

The Supreme Court's latest term came to a historic in the June. Within the span of weeks, the Court issued major decisions on voting rights and registration, affirmative action, and same-sex marriage.