Category Archives: General

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 […]
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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 […]
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George Zimmerman and Me

Mendocino County, California Early Saturday Evening July 13, 2013 The twelve members of my Black women’s reading group had just sat down to dinner outside at the end of a beautiful day. We were on a weekend retreat in Mendocino County, and a feast had been prepared for us. We were thanking Chef Cheryl when […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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