Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

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 […]
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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 […]
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[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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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