$50,000 Donation from Henry L. Hecht to Support New EJS Staff Attorney Position

Professor Henry L. Hecht is donating $50,000 through The Henry L. Hecht Family Fund to help fund a new Staff Attorney position at the Equal Justice Society. Prof. Hecht is the Herma Hill Kay Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law. He has provided significant support for several of EJS’s implicit bias conferences, numerous annual galas,Continue reading “$50,000 Donation from Henry L. Hecht to Support New EJS Staff Attorney Position”

Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Denying Pandemic Relief Funds to Incarcerated Persons

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.