Voter ID lawsuits are the last chance to prove the laws are intentionally racist | Ana Marie Cox

The people in this line? They’re waiting to vote. Voter ID laws would make this line a lot shorter. Photograph: Mario Tama / Getty

This week, the US Department of Justice and the state of Texas started arguments in the first of what will be a summer-long dance between the two authorities over voting rights. There are three suits being tried in two districts over gerrymandering and Texas’s voter identification law

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Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond

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Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.

Clifford Chance has an aim to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within the Firm that gives our colleagues the choice to be open and out. It was this aim which led to us becoming the first Law firm to partner with National Student Pride in 2012/13, and subsequently becoming gold sponsors for 2013/14.

Involvement in National Student Pride has helped us demonstrate our support for the LGBT community, ensuring we reach students throughout their time at university. Not only were our lawyers, trainees and graduate recruitment team in attendance at National Student Pride, but we also brought along the newest (and some would say most popular) member of our team

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Clifford Chance launches LGBT art exhibition in London and New York

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London-based law firm Clifford Chance has opened the doors on its seventh annual LGBT art exhibition, in a transatlantic celebration of gay pride.

A series of eight showcases from LGBT artists have been organised by Arcus, the firm’s LGBT and allies employee network.

The works have been created across multiple media to show the intersection of pop culture and contemporary identity, reflecting on the challenges of the LGBT community in relation to the modern world.

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