EJS and Co-Counsel Sue Sacramento School District Over the Segregation and Mistreatment of Students with Disabilities, Particularly Black Students with Disabilities

Know Your Rights: If you are a parent of a child with a disability within the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and are experiencing similar concerns mentioned in this lawsuit, please contact the Disability Rights California confidential intake line at 1-800-776-5746, available 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Nov. 4 Community Meeting on … Continue reading EJS and Co-Counsel Sue Sacramento School District Over the Segregation and Mistreatment of Students with Disabilities, Particularly Black Students with Disabilities

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.  … Continue reading Oppose the Tax Bill: Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

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 … Continue reading EJS Among Civil Rights Groups Opposing Nomination of Sessions as Attorney General

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 … Continue reading Civil Rights Today: The Landmark Case of Adkins et. al. v. Morgan Stanley

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 … Continue reading EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

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 … Continue reading Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

EJS Joins Alliance for Justice, 50 Plus Organizations, in Objecting to the Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) Hearings

Equal Justice Society has joined Alliance for Justice and more than 50 other organizations to send an open letter to Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, strongly objecting to the committee’s hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. "Under the guise of homeland security, a member of the United States … Continue reading EJS Joins Alliance for Justice, 50 Plus Organizations, in Objecting to the Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) Hearings

Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

The following op-ed by EJS President, Eva Paterson, and Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, appeared yesterday in New America Media. A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? The court … Continue reading Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media