Category Archives: law

EJS and Co-Counsel Sue Sacramento School District Over the Segregation and Mistreatment of Students with Disabilities, Particularly Black Students with Disabilities

Fifth-grader Stephen has been diagnosed with Autism and Anxiety Disorder. Despite a lifetime in SCUSD, Stephen has never received the mental health services he needs to be successful in school, nor has he had a teacher credentialed to work with students with Autism. Stephen – also one of only a few Black students at his […]
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Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court’s decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, […]
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Updated: Lawyers’ Committee Presents Oral Argument in 9th Circuit in Support of Caltrans Equal Opportunity Program

UPDATE APRIL 16, 2013: A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Caltrans program ensuring that minority and women-owned businesses are on equal footing to compete for federally-funded contracts. Read the press release from the Lawyers’ Committee here. Download the opinion here | SF Chronicle | Sacramento Bee FEBRUARY 11, 2013 — […]
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‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

“Litigating Implicit Bias,” an article by EJS President Eva Paterson, appears in the latest issue of Poverty & Race, a bi-monthly newsletter by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. PRRAC is an organization that connects advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promotes a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality […]
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Connecting the Dots: A Supreme Court Broken

The end of the Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 term was marked in part by a series of recent developments and revelations highlighting the dire state of the Supreme Court, an institution that should be a fair and impartial forum for justice. The Court has instead become increasingly damaged, especially with landmark decisions such as in Dukes […]
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