Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order certifying a nationwide class of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, and granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the United States of America (“Defendants”) to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from plaintiffs or any class member on the sole basis of their incarcerated status.
Last night the Equal Justice Society hosted a wildly successful 20th anniversary gala online with nearly 200 participants via a YouTube livestream with 1,000 playbacks.
In the minutes following the announcement that only one officer would be indicted – for wanton endangerment for firing into an apartment next door to Taylor’s – a quiet, stunned sadness and simmering anger overtook Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park, the epicenter of protests which has been dubbed Injustice Square Park.
The Senate Democratic caucus is united against allowing a Supreme Court nominee to go forward before inauguration, meaning that this is a fight we can absolutely win. There are a handful of Republicans who have publicly stated their discomfort with a nomination this close to the election. The next president must nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s … Continue reading What You Can Do to Protect #OurCourt and Honor RBG’s Legacy
EJS mourns the loss of Justice Ginsburg, a trailblazer, breaker of glass ceilings, legal icon, and SHEro. We express our condolences to the Ginsburg family and her loved ones on her passing and vow to honor her last wish that her vacant seat be filled by the next President. We must not allow this vacancy … Continue reading RBG: “Mourn and Organize”
The study, “Racial Disparities in the Massachusetts Criminal System” (pdf) unearthed a number of factors that contribute to these significant disparities.
Pauline is a Black mother who’s lived here since age 2. Last fall, she went to ICDC’s gynecologist thinking she would have a routine surgical procedure. She woke up involuntarily sterilized. Instead of investigating, @ICEgov plans to deport her tomorrow. Act now!
Chris Bridges of the Equal Justice Society will be among the experts testifying at a hearing on hate violence conducted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council on Monday, September 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.