Category Archives: supreme court

Our Rights Are at Stake. #SaveSCOTUS and Call Your Senators This Week.

Call (202) 224-3121 and tell your Senators that confirming Brett Kavanaugh means threatening the protection of basic civil and human rights. President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Recent Supreme Court decisions are a devastating reminder of what one Trump justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already brought us. […]
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EJS Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Fisher Upholding Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

Amicus brief by EJS, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society argued that UT-Austin’s admission policy should be allowed to consider race The Equal Justice Society applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin upholding the university’s race-conscious admissions policy. In […]
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Fill the Vacancy

We extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. President Obama remembered Justice Scalia as a “brilliant legal mind with an energetic style, incisive wit, and colorful opinions.” Conservatives are suggesting a strange approach to one of the most important positions in our democracy: leave the seat vacant […]
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University’s Holistic Admissions Policy Critical to Achieve Equal Opportunity for Students, Say 35 Prominent Social Scientists in Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin says UT admissions policy must be allowed to consider race in order to promote equal educational opportunity for all students OAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015) – The holistic admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin must continue to consider race, or the “educational […]
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EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

The Equal Justice Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Texas Department of Housing v. The Inclusive Communities Project confirming the continued importance of disparate impact as a tool for addressing housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. In this decision, the Supreme Court reaffirmed 45 years of legal precedent, including eleven appellate […]
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