4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

By Mona Tawatao A decision issued last week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals included a groundbreaking acknowledgment that modern-day discrimination is more likely caused by "nuanced decisions" and implicit bias. In Woods v. City of Greensboro, the court reinforced established precedent that says that just because plaintiffs claiming race discrimination were treated favorably … Continue reading 4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

The Equal Justice Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Texas Department of Housing v. The Inclusive Communities Project confirming the continued importance of disparate impact as a tool for addressing housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. In this decision, the Supreme Court reaffirmed 45 years of legal precedent, including eleven appellate … Continue reading EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

EJS Joins Groups Challenging Corporate Claim to Constitutional Right to Conceal Pesticide and Genetically-Engineered Crop Usage

Free Speech For People, a nonprofit legal advocacy and public education group, on June 2, 2014, filed an amicus brief before the US District Court for the District of Hawaii in the case of Syngenta Seeds v. County of Kaua‘i, arguing that agribusiness corporations do not have a constitutional right, under the U.S. Constitution’s Equal … Continue reading EJS Joins Groups Challenging Corporate Claim to Constitutional Right to Conceal Pesticide and Genetically-Engineered Crop Usage