Category Archives: civil rights

Oppose the Tax Bill: Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

Governor Gray Davis.  Remember him?  He was recalled in 2003 and replaced by The Terminator, yet another person from the world of entertainment who thought he could govern. When Gray Davis was Governor, the California Legislature passed a bill that would have required law enforcement officers to keep records of the race of those stopped.  […]
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EJS Among Civil Rights Groups Opposing Nomination of Sessions as Attorney General

The Equal Justice Society joined nearly 150 national civil rights and progressive groups in a joint announcement today opposing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to lead the Justice Department. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which spearheaded the letter, and members of the coalition, delivered letters to every member of the Senate today and […]
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Civil Rights Today: The Landmark Case of Adkins et. al. v. Morgan Stanley

This is a guest post by john a. powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and The Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley.  On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley in what may become the most important civil […]
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EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

The Equal Justice Society signed on to an amicus brief by the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP opposing Alabama’s HB 56 law, the Beason-Hammon “Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.” The country’s most draconian anti-immigrant law, HN 56 will result in discrimination against lawful permanent residents and citizens of color. The brief was filed […]
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Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

The following op-ed by EJS President Eva Paterson appears in Huffington Post. Protecting the 14th Amendment By Eva Paterson Huffington Post For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all — from freed slaves to immigrants to workers fighting against […]
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