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Washington Supreme Court is First in Nation to Adopt Rule to Reduce Implicit Racial Bias in Jury Selection

The Washington Supreme Court on April 5 became the first court in the nation to adopt a court rule aimed at eliminating both implicit and intentional racial bias in jury selection. General Rule 37 will take effect at the end of April and will apply to all jury trials, civil and criminal, throughout the state. ...

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After 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Nevest Coleman is rehired by the White Sox

      Nevest Coleman worked for the Chicago White Sox when he was charged for a crime he did not commit. The Chicago man was convicted in 1997 for rape and murder and almost faced the death penalty according to the Chicago Tribune. After serving 23 years in prison, he was finally released last year when DNA testing proved his innocence. ...

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NAACP sues President Trump over 2020 Census

     The NAACP announced that the group has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Census Bureau and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, “to combat the imminent threat that the 2020 Census will substantially undercount African Americans and other people of color in communities throughout the United States,” a press release about the lawsuit said. ...

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NAACP condemns latest injustices surrounding fatal police-involved shooting around Nation

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by a Sacramento police officer and the acquittal of the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016. ...

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