Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Type: Organization
Name: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Why a Fiscally Conservative Vote-by-Mail Plan Got No GOP Love

A bill that would drastically change the way San Diego County’s special elections are run wasn’t too popular among Republicans – it got just two votes total from GOP lawmakers in Sacramento.It might surprise you to learn, then, that when the idea first ... [Published Voice of San Diego - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

At UT-Austin, Latino Studies Get New Focus

By Raul A. ReyesAlmost four out of ten Texas residents is Latino, and Hispanics are an integral part of the region's demographic, cultural and political heritage. Yet Mexican American and Latino studies has not been an academic major offered at one the ... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

November 1994 - Proposition 187 Passes; Sparks Immigration Debate

, California voters passed Proposition 187, a ballot initiative prohibiting illegal immigrants from using public social services in the state, and touching off a 5-year legal battle over its constitutionality.The initiative was proposed by State Assemblyman ... [Published KCET - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want federal appellate judges to reject a plea to force her to start issuing licenses right now to dreamers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.Brewer’s lawyers do not dispute that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ... [Published KNAU - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 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 - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 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 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

How Discipline Reforms Impact Latino Students

By Raul A. ReyesOn Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is announcing a major reform in school discipline procedures. The changes, which will go into effect this school year, mean that the LAUSD will no longer issue citations ... [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 19 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 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 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]

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Guidotti-Hernandez added the aim was not to "train people to be Latino,” but rather to teach critical thinking and methodology, all of which matters more than ever now that for the first time, a majority of students in Texas public schools are Latino."
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
"We asked the 9th Circuit essentially to do what it thinks needs to be done, which is putting a stop to the violation of our clients' constitutional rights while this procedural hurdle is pending" said Jorge Castillo, a lawyer with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, one of the groups suing Arizona over the driver's license...

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Why a Fiscally Conservative Vote-by-Mail Plan G... [Published Voice of San Diego - Sep 11 2014]
At UT-Austin, Latino Studies Get New Focus [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 10 2014]
November 1994 - Proposition 187 Passes; Sparks ... [Published KCET - Sep 03 2014]
Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses [Published KNAU - Sep 03 2014]
Brewer wants court to reject case to implement ... [Published Ahwatukee Foothills News - Sep 03 2014]
Governor's attorneys ask judges to delay 'Dream... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Sep 03 2014]
Texas judge overturns state’s school finance sy... [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Aug 29 2014]
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]
Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 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]
Pasadena City Council votes 5-4 to approve new ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Apr 22 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 ...
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