Federal Court Confirms IRS Unlawfully Withheld Stimulus Relief From Incarcerated People

On October 14, 2020, Chief Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California granted in part the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment against the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. In its order, the Court explained that “incarcerated individuals are not excludable as … Continue reading Federal Court Confirms IRS Unlawfully Withheld Stimulus Relief From Incarcerated People

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