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

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 … Continue reading Op-Ed: ‘Empathy is important in making judgments’

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 … Continue reading Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16