Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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

Yonkers man denied internship despite having work permit issued by Obama

A Yonkers man was denied an internship after his prospective employer found out he had been an undocumented immigrant, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court.Northwestern Mutual was on the verge of hiring Ruben ... [Published New York Daily News - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Arizona Can't Deny Immigrants Driver's Licenses, Court Rules

Arizona’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to people who came to the U.S. illegally as children was blocked by a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which said the measure is probably unconstitutional.The policy most likely violates equal protection ... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Balloting Underway for Superior Court Commissioner

Metropolitan News-EnterpriseWednesday, June 25, 2014Page 3 By a MetNews Staff WriterBallots have been mailed to all Los Angeles Superior Court judges to fill a commissioner vacancy.The court has had a commissioner post open since David Cowan was recently ... [Published Metropolitan News-Enterprise - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

LULAC sues Texas over learning English in schools

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fundfiled a 27-page complaint on behalf of the League of UnitedLatin American Citizens in the Eastern District of Texas. Itargues that the state is violating the Equal EducationalOpportunities Act of ... [Published La Prensa - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Santa Maria District Election Attempt Loses in Court

Paul WellmanJudge James F. RigaliSanta Maria activists pushing to put district elections before the city’s voters in November suffered a substantial blow this week when a judge ruled against forcing city officials to place the petition on the ballot. ... [Published Santa Barbara Independent - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Judge tosses petition challenging Santa Maria City Council elections

A Superior Court judge threw out a writ of mandate Tuesday challenging the rejection of a petition that would have forced the to place an initiative on the November ballot changing how city council seats are elected.The suit, filled in a by the Mexican ... [Published Santa Maria Times - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Walker to receive AILA’s Founders Award

Kathleen Campbell Walker of Cox Smith Matthews’s El Paso office will receive the Founders Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association during its national conference June 21 in Boston. The award, which is not presented every year, is given to ... [Published El Paso Inc - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Lawsuit should be a wake-up call

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund recently filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency, alleging that Hispanic English language learners’ civil rights are being violated by not receiving adequate instruction in secondary ... [Published Denton Record-Chronicle - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

It’s a wrap: Editorials, June 8-14

Sometimes the pain must be intense before a patient seeks treatment.That perhaps is the best explanation for a swelling movement by Austin homeowners — as well as the call to action by local leaders — to do something about the state’s tilted property ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Lawsuit should serve as a wake-up call to TEA

Earlier this week, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency, alleging that Hispanic English language learners’ civil rights are being violated by not receiving adequate instruction ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat Modern Day Voting Discrimination Against Latino Voters Nationwide

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 ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Two local school districts sued over bilingual education

SAN ANTONIO — Two national civil rights organizations filed papers in federal court on Tuesday that accuse the Texas Education Agency and two local independent school districts, Southwest and North East ISDs, of not effectively monitoring, implementing, ... [Published MySanAntonio - Jun 11 2014]

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...of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) , we released a report, " Latinos and the VRA: A Modern Fix for Modern-Day Discrimination " describing the egregious and far-reaching discrimination faced by Latino voters in past election cycles and since the Shelby decision...
"This is a game changer," said Santa Clara University law professor Gerald F Uelmen, an expert on the court. "I think it is going to have a significant impact."
...with the court and ask the court for such an order; however, this lawsuit would be highly unlikely to succeed," City Attorney Trujillo said.  "There is an appellate decision that ruled that a city clerk does not have statutory authority to accept supplemental affidavits from petitions circulators to correct a defect in the original affidavits" Trujillo added

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Yonkers man denied internship despite having wo... [Published New York Daily News - 9 hours ago]
Merced voters to decide on by-district elections [Published Merced Sun-Star - Jul 09 2014]
Arizona Can't Deny Immigrants Driver's Licenses... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 08 2014]
We Still Need the Voting Rights Act [Published Huffington Post - Jun 25 2014]
Balloting Underway for Superior Court Commissioner [Published Metropolitan News-Enterprise - Jun 25 2014]
LULAC sues Texas over learning English in schools [Published La Prensa - Jun 25 2014]
What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is B... [Published Think Progress - Jun 23 2014]
Santa Maria District Election Attempt Loses in ... [Published Santa Barbara Independent - Jun 20 2014]
Justice Marvin Baxter of California Supreme Cou... [Published McClatchy DC - Jun 19 2014]
Justice Marvin Baxter of California Supreme Cou... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 19 2014]
Judge Dismisses Petition Challenge from Santa M... [Published KEYT3 - Jun 18 2014]
Judge tosses petition challenging Santa Maria C... [Published Santa Maria Times - Jun 18 2014]
Walker to receive AILA’s Founders Award [Published El Paso Inc - Jun 16 2014]
Lawsuit should be a wake-up call [Published Denton Record-Chronicle - Jun 16 2014]
STATE POLITICS: Week In Review [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Jun 15 2014]
It’s a wrap: Editorials, June 8-14 [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 14 2014]
Latino groups push for update to Voting Rights Act [Published McClatchy DC - Jun 12 2014]
Lawsuit should serve as a wake-up call to TEA [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 12 2014]
New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat ... [Published BioSpace - Jun 12 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]
Two local school districts sued over bilingual ... [Published MySanAntonio - Jun 11 2014]
LULAC sues Texas over learning English in schools [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Jun 10 2014]
New multicultural coalition takes on inequities... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Jun 10 2014]
Settlement means 1.4 million in attorney fees [Published Texas Lawyer - Jun 10 2014]
Pasadena City Council votes 5-4 to approve new ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Apr 22 2014]
South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key ... [Published Think Progress - Mar 04 2014]
Albuquerque Mexican-American leader Casso dies [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Feb 26 2014]
ACLU Pushes for Taser Ban in Texas Public Schools [Published Breitbart Feed - Feb 18 2014]
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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 ...
ACLU Pushes for Taser Ban in Texas Public Schools [Published Breitbart Feed - Feb 18 2014]
The Texas American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is  calling for  "affirmative steps to end the use of tasers and pepper spray on students" in public schools.  In a letter to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the ACLU cited an incident surrounding ...
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