Category Archives: sonia sotomayor

Sotomayor Confirmation: ‘Momentous Step Forward for the Court and Our Country’

The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor this afternoon, 68-31, making her the 111th Supreme Court Justice, only the third female Justice, and the first Latina to serve on our nation’s highest court. As a prosecutor, litigator, and trial and appellate judge, Judge Sotomayor brings more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice […]
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Op-Ed: ‘Empathy is important in making judgments’

In an op-ed, “Empathy is important in making judgments,” published by the Oakland Tribune, EJS board member Prof. Margaret Russell, a law professor at Santa Clara University and Marilyn Edelstein, an English professor at the same institution, discuss the notion of empathy in the context of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings: “Empathy for one party is […]
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Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

The Equal Justice Society is proud to support Netroots Nation, the country’s top convention for progressive online activists. The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. EJS is coordinating a session on “The Myth of […]
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Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the “majority’s opinion ignores our nation’s history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to […]
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Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the “majority’s opinion ignores our nation’s history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to […]
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