Category Archives: Grand Alliance

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 […]
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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 […]
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Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

Equal Justice Society (EJS) joined the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this week to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S. history. On March 29, the Court will conduct a limited […]
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EJS Joins Alliance for Justice in Calling on Senate to Return to “Regular Order” on Judicial Nominations

Equal Justice Society joined Alliance for Justice and a diverse coalition of 74 other organizations this week in signing an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging the Senate to return to “regular order” and permit swift confirmation votes on President Obama’s judicial nominees. The letter decries the […]
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EJS Supports Effort to Protect Communities from Transit Discrimination

The Equal Justice Society is supporting efforts by Transit Riders for Public Transportation (transitriders.net) to have Congress expressly establish a private right of action in the Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Act (FSTAA) that enforces the disparate impact regulations adopted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). By restoring private enforcement of DOT’s antidiscrimination regulations, the FSTAA […]
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