Category Archives: President Barack Obama

Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

We experienced last week several gut-wrenching and rejoiceful moments. On Tuesday, May 26, President Barack Obama announced his historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. On the same morning, the California Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality by upholding Prop. 8. The following day brought news that a preeminent scholar on our […]
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Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama today nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the “respect of colleagues on the bench, the admiration of many […]
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EJS Supports Call for Criminal Investigation Into Torture

On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the Board and Staff of the Equal Justice Society sent the following to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees: The Equal Justice Society would like to go on record as supporting the call to start a criminal investigation by a special counsel into harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects. We have […]
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New Project to Study and Combat Unconscious Racism, Identify What Triggers Racial Bias and Political Consequences

The election of President Obama shows how far America has progressed in overcoming the racial divides that for so long scarred this country. But while overt racism is less and less acceptable in America, unconscious racial bias still plays a large role in our politics and society, as a new project launched this week by […]
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New Project to Study and Combat Unconscious Racism, Identify What Triggers Racial Bias and Political Consequences

The election of President Obama shows how far America has progressed in overcoming the racial divides that for so long scarred this country. But while overt racism is less and less acceptable in America, unconscious racial bias still plays a large role in our politics and society, as a new project launched this week by […]
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