EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart at White House Briefing on Judicial Nominations by Alliance for Justice

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart and EJS Board Member Tobias Barrington Wolff, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, were among 150 leaders who went to the White House this week to share their experiences and concerns about judicial nominations with administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and the president’s judicial selection team. … Continue reading EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart at White House Briefing on Judicial Nominations by Alliance for Justice

EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart is among a group of California community leaders traveling to Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 7, to meet with White House officials about the vacancy crisis in America's federal courts, including the eight "emergency" vacancies and three upcoming retirements in California. Nearly one out of every ten federal judgeships remains … Continue reading EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

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 … Continue reading EJS Joins Alliance for Justice in Calling on Senate to Return to “Regular Order” on Judicial Nominations

Elena Kagan Confirmed, but Other Qualified Judicial Nominees Still Stuck in the Senate

The Equal Justice Society congratulates Elena Kagan on her confirmation as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. She will be the fourth woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. After she is sworn in tomorrow, the Supreme Court will have a record number of three women Justices. In late June, EJS issued … Continue reading Elena Kagan Confirmed, but Other Qualified Judicial Nominees Still Stuck in the Senate

Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Join the Alliance for Justice for a breakfast briefing, "Sharon Browne's Nomination to the Legal Services Corporation and the Status of Judicial Nominations During the Obama Administration," on Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the EJS offices, 260 California St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Join us for a light continental breakfast … Continue reading Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Join the Alliance for Justice for a breakfast briefing, "Sharon Browne's Nomination to the Legal Services Corporation and the Status of Judicial Nominations During the Obama Administration," on Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the EJS offices, 260 California St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Join us for a light continental breakfast … Continue reading Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

President Obama Nominates Edward M. Chen for Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern California

The Equal Justice Society congratulates U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen on his appointment by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) this morning issued a statement applauding President … Continue reading President Obama Nominates Edward M. Chen for Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern California