EJS Troubled and Disappointed by SCOTUS Decision in Schuette

The Equal Justice Society is deeply disappointed and troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision today in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case questioned whether Michigan violated the Equal Protection Clause when it enacted a constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in higher education. The Court ruled that voters could enact such state constitutional … Continue reading EJS Troubled and Disappointed by SCOTUS Decision in Schuette

Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

UPDATE (JUNE 2014): An article by the Equal Justice Society and attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is in the latest edition of the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal. The article, "Lessons from Mt. Holly: Leading Scholars Demonstrate Need for Disparate Impact Standard to Combat Implicit Bias," is based on the amicus brief filed … Continue reading Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

[Updated] EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns

Updated (October 22, 2014): Rebekah Evenson from Prison Law Office informed EJS that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to end all race-based lockdowns as a settlement of this case.  The Los Angeles Times covered the news.   OCTOBER 10, 2013 - The Equal Justice Society and other organizations this week filed an amicus … Continue reading [Updated] EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns