Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

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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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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The Impact of Slavery on American Jurisprudence and Activism

Artwork is Aaron Douglas’s “Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction” (1934) 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the USA. In August of 1619, twenty Africans landed at Jamestown Virginia. In the 400 years that Africans have been here, their history has been full of struggle, resistance, and the […]
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Support Monday’s Oral Arguments in Suit Against Trump Ban on Asylum Seekers

Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, shared with us today that there will be oral arguments in San Francisco on Monday,  November 19, at 9:30 am in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, CCR’s federal lawsuit challenging the new Trump proclamation, which bars people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border if they attempt to enter outside a port […]
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