National Advocacy Groups Publish Draft Articles of Impeachment and Urge Congress Act as Representatives of the People

The Equal Justice Society is part of a coalition of national advocacy groups representing millions of people that released draft articles of impeachment today addressing the full range of Trump’s abuses of power to be a framework for Members of Congress as public hearings begin today. Titled “Impeachment For The People,” the articles call for … Continue reading National Advocacy Groups Publish Draft Articles of Impeachment and Urge Congress Act as Representatives of the People

Call Congress to Keep People from Starving

Take Action: Call members of Congress (202-224-3121) and urge them to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the farm bill and reject the proposed funding cuts. Members of Congress in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are currently negotiating over the final version of the farm bill (H.R. 2642), the law that … Continue reading Call Congress to Keep People from Starving

Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

UPDATE (JUNE 2014): An article by the Equal Justice Society and attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is in the latest edition of the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal. The article, "Lessons from Mt. Holly: Leading Scholars Demonstrate Need for Disparate Impact Standard to Combat Implicit Bias," is based on the amicus brief filed … Continue reading Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

[Updated] EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns

Updated (October 22, 2014): Rebekah Evenson from Prison Law Office informed EJS that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to end all race-based lockdowns as a settlement of this case.  The Los Angeles Times covered the news.   OCTOBER 10, 2013 - The Equal Justice Society and other organizations this week filed an amicus … Continue reading [Updated] EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns

EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

EJS signed on to the brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by The Leadership Conference in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (merged with Schuette v. Cantrell), which challenges the constitutionality of Michigan's anti-affirmative action proposal. EJS authored the civil rights amicus brief in the 6th Circuit. Schuette v. Cantrell is about reaffirming the constitutional principle that our democratic processes … Continue reading EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

Eva Paterson Speaking at Beyond the Bench XXII Conference

Eva Paterson will be a panelist on a workshop titled "From Oscar Grant to Trayvon Martin: A Dialogue about Race, Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System," at the Beyond the Bench XXII conference taking place December 2-4, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. The gathering is hosted by the Administrative Office of the Courts, State … Continue reading Eva Paterson Speaking at Beyond the Bench XXII Conference

Allison Elgart Speaking at Sept. 24 Panel on Affirmative Action in California

The  Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society will present a panel on "Affirmative Action in California: Where Do We Go from Here?" on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 555 Mission Street, Ste. 3000, San Francisco. Panelists include: Allison Elgart, Legal Director, Equal … Continue reading Allison Elgart Speaking at Sept. 24 Panel on Affirmative Action in California