Big Changes to EJS Legal Team and Board

The Equal Justice Society has some dynamic additions to our staff and board and one regretful departure. Legal Director Allison Elgart has joined the California Attorney General’s Office; Lisa Holder has been appointed Interim Legal Director; we’ve selected Yoana Tchoukleva as our new Judge Constance Baker Motley Legal Fellow; and Kelly Dermody and Sheila Warren have joined our Board of Directors.   Farewell to Allison Elgart  […]
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EJS Among 65 Organizations Urging House Members To Support Historic Democracy Reforms

In a letter sent to Members of Congress today, the Equal Justice Society and sixty-four other organizations called on Representatives to support the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress. The sixty-five organizations are […]
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EJS Part of Challenge to Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

​Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians  California Arrestees’ DNA Profiles Become Part of Federal Database, Accessible to Law Enforcement Across the Country, Even for Those Not Convicted of Any Crime  Two social justice organizations—the Center for Genetics and Society and the Equal Justice Society—and an individual […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 56

Minneapolis police decorate Christmas tree with racial stereotypes in majority-Black neighborhood. Washington Post Video of New Hampshire students singing KKK-themed jingle sparks district investigation. NBC News An undocumented immigrant who has worked at Trump’s New Jersey golf course for five years has come forward. New York Times A timeline of instances of extremism in the […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 55

Former Facebook employee says the company has ‘a Black people problem’. CNN Two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur were spray-painted on the walls of a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia University, the latest in a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in New York this year. New York Times Autopsy finds evidence that transgender migrant who died […]
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Act Now to Protect Mueller

From our friends at Public Citizen: As the news breaks that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in court and that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for fraud and conspiracy — it’s never been more clear: We need the […]
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