Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Type: Organization
Name: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Texas judge overturns state’s school finance system

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge overturned Texas’ school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature’s funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state’s 5 million public ... [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

Austin, TexasA judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute ... [Published Education Week - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Ruling in Texas school funding lawsuit may come down Thursday

AUSTIN – The public education funding lawsuit more than half of the 1,029 school districts in Texas filed against the state three years ago is about to close another chapter.State District Judge John Dietz — who is refereeing the legal battle among the ... [Published Lubbock Online - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Civil Rights Groups File Administrative Complaint Against Kern High School District and Kern County Office of Education (8/26/14)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release:A group of civil rights advocates including California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Equal Justice Society, Greater Bakersfield Legal ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid Legal Challenge

Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer’s interpretation of state law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.Last ... [Published KNAU - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Dreamers seek court order giving them driver's licenses

PHOENIX — Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer ‘s interpretation of Arizona law.In pleadings to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court ... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bill strengthening California Voting Rights Act headed to Gov. Brown

A bill that would strengthen the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is on its way to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration. The bill, SB 1365 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), won final legislative approval Aug. 13 in the State Senate and would ... [Published Our Weekly - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Sedillo Lopez to Receive Excellence Award

A University of New Mexico School of Law emeritus professor will be honored next month by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez will receive the 2014 Excellence in Legal Service award from the group during its ... [Published Street Sweeper - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Texas Appleseed, MALDEF file complaint against League City immigrant ban

LEAGUE CITY, TX – League City’s move to ban undocumented immigrant children from seeking asylum there may have been only a symbolic one, but now the feds are taking notice.The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Texas Appleseed, a ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare

( )Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist ... [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Groups file complaint against Texas city that banned refugee housing | Reuters

4:20pm EDT (Reuters) - Immigration rights groups filed a federal complaint on Tuesday against a Texas city they said violated civil rights laws by placing a ban on housing and processing facilities for Central Americans seeking refugee status after fleeing ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Federal complaint challenges Texas town's new ban on housing any border kids

Civil rights groups filed a federal complaint Tuesday challenging a Texas city’s ban on providing housing to “refugees” or foreigners such as the Central American children who’ve been turning themselves in at the border.The complaint against an ordinance ... [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 22 2014]

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Dietz wrote in the 21-page opinion Thursday that "the Legislature has failed to meet its constitutional duty to suitably provide for Texas public schools" saying the flawed system doesn't offer "substantially equal access" to adequate educational funds
"LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country. The fact that it made this commitment to make this change really should be a strong statement to every other district, including those that may continue to follow very heavy suspension expulsion practices" said Thomas A Saenz , president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
"These are young people by definition and the more they are denied access to driver's licenses essentially the bigger the harm because they are beginning their careers or they are trying to be students and get the best education" Castillo said
"It's not at all lost on the legal team that we have 23,000 DACA recipients in Arizona who can't get a driver's license" National Immigration Law Center attorney Karen Tumlin says

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Texas judge overturns state’s school finance sy... [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - 13 hours ago]
Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional [Published Education Week - Aug 28 2014]
Ruling in Texas school funding lawsuit may come... [Published Lubbock Online - Aug 27 2014]
Civil Rights Groups File Administrative Complai... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 27 2014]
How Discipline Reforms Impact Latino Students [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 19 2014]
Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid... [Published KNAU - Aug 18 2014]
Taylor English Duma boosts its corporate team [Published Marietta Daily Journal - Aug 17 2014]
Dreamers seek court order giving them driver's ... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Aug 16 2014]
Groups seek quick end to Ariz. Dreamers' licens... [Published KARE 11 - Aug 15 2014]
Jan Brewer's Anti-DACA Driver's License Policy ... [Published Phoenix New Times - Aug 15 2014]
Bill strengthening California Voting Rights Act... [Published Our Weekly - Aug 15 2014]
On the Move: A Litigator and a Corporate Lawyer... [Published Atlanta Daily Report - Aug 12 2014]
Sedillo Lopez to Receive Excellence Award [Published Street Sweeper - Aug 12 2014]
Taylor English Duma Appoints Allan Tanenbaum as... [Published Citybizlist - Aug 11 2014]
Redistricting a gift that keeps on giving (for ... [Published Las Vegas Sun - Aug 03 2014]
A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority Schools [Published Texas Observer - Jul 29 2014]
Texas Appleseed, MALDEF file complaint against ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 26 2014]
League City resolution challenged [Published Bay Area Citizen - Jul 26 2014]
Post-Corinthian: Gates, Gingrich, Graham, Fake ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 25 2014]
Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children: ... [Published Austin Chronicle - Jul 24 2014]
Groups file complaint against Texas city that b... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Civil Rights Act used to defend immigrants [Published MSNBC - Jul 22 2014]
Federal complaint challenges Texas town's new b... [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 22 2014]
Texas Appleseed and MALDEF file federal complai... [Published Bay Area Citizen - Jul 22 2014]
CHUMLEY: Border stage set for civil rights-type... [Published Washington Times - Jul 21 2014]
What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is B... [Published Think Progress - Jun 23 2014]
New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jun 12 2014]
2 SA districts sued over ESL programs [Published KSAT 12 - Jun 12 2014]
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Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
(Paul Mirengoff) Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting ...
What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is B... [Published Think Progress - Jun 23 2014]
“We’re going backwards,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a gathering of liberal attorneys at the annual American Constitution Society (ACS) convention Thursday evening. “With the rising cost of education,” Sotomayor explained, “there’s a lot more kids, ...
New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jun 12 2014]
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than five months before Election Day, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and National Hispanic ...
South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key ... [Published Think Progress - Mar 04 2014]
CREDIT: AP The state of South Carolina has agreed to permanently block key provisions of an anti-immigration law that would have made life difficult for undocumented immigrants. In a settlement reached on Monday with civil rights organizations, the ...
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