EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

EJS signed on to the brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by The Leadership Conference in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (merged with Schuette v. Cantrell), which challenges the constitutionality of Michigan's anti-affirmative action proposal. EJS authored the civil rights amicus brief in the 6th Circuit. Schuette v. Cantrell is about reaffirming the constitutional principle that our democratic processes … Continue reading EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

Eva Paterson to Speak at ABA Hearing on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws has invited Eva Paterson to speak at its Western Regional public hearing on Aug. 9 in San Francisco. The crucial public forum will address issues raised by the Zimmerman case and will include expert witnesses drawn from local and regional community and government … Continue reading Eva Paterson to Speak at ABA Hearing on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Charles Ogletree on Shelby County v. Holder Decision

The Washington Post today published a series of brief op-eds in reaction to the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a ruling that dealt a major setback for voting rights. One of the op-eds was from founding EJS board chair, Prof. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Professor at Harvard Law School; founding and executive … Continue reading Charles Ogletree on Shelby County v. Holder Decision

A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

Mona Tawatao is a Senior Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and a member of the Equal Justice Society board of directors. On the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago, my seat mate, eyeing the materials I was reading in preparation for the Mind Science conference at Northwestern Law School the next day (April … Continue reading A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

Mona Tawatao is a Senior Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and a member of the Equal Justice Society board of directors. On the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago, my seat mate, eyeing the materials I was reading in preparation for the Mind Science conference at Northwestern Law School the next day (April … Continue reading A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

Mr. President, Three Wishes of a Black American

The election that ended last night took several years off my life. Between the blatant racism of the Romney-Ryan campaign-such as calling Barack Obama the "food stamp" president-and recent polls indicating that too many Americans just don't like Black people, my soul has been tested. Four years ago, I cried like a baby when the … Continue reading Mr. President, Three Wishes of a Black American

Social Scientists File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

A group of social scientists today filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court with research offering a deeper understanding of how a diverse educational environment benefits White students as well as students of color, and why diversity benefits society as whole, even more than previously understood. The brief cites studies, provided to the … Continue reading Social Scientists File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin