UC System No Longer Allowed to Consider SAT and ACT Scores in Admissions

Ruling blocks two-tier discriminatory system and marks major step toward the elimination of standardized testing in college admissions Lisa Holder, Los Angeles-based civil rights attorney and Equal Justice Society, Of Counsel, representing the Plaintiffs said: "The Regents openly admitted that the SAT/ACT is a racist, classist test that steeps preferences on wealthy, white student applicants. Nevertheless, … Continue reading UC System No Longer Allowed to Consider SAT and ACT Scores in Admissions

Transit Advocacy Group Sues for Information on Racial Profiling by the L.A. County Metro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Joshua Busch, 310-991-2503, jbusch@PublicCounsel.org Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2017) – In a lawsuit filed today, the Labor/Community Strategy Center (“Strategy Center”) asked the court to order the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD”), and the Long Beach … Continue reading Transit Advocacy Group Sues for Information on Racial Profiling by the L.A. County Metro

Court Allows Discrimination Suit Against Kern County Office of Education to Proceed

Latino and African American Students Deserve Equal Access to Educational Opportunity On December 31, 2015, the Kern County Superior Court ruled that Latino and Black Plaintiffs may proceed against the Kern County Office of Education and Superintendent Christine Lizardi Frazier with their claims that the agency and Superintendent failed to take steps to ensure that … Continue reading Court Allows Discrimination Suit Against Kern County Office of Education to Proceed

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 -- … Continue reading Updated: Lawyers’ Committee Presents Oral Argument in 9th Circuit in Support of Caltrans Equal Opportunity Program

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 … Continue reading Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court