During CCRC’s #StopKavanaugh community meeting earlier this month, our friends at Indivisible East Bay (IEB) gave a presentation on their impactful work to lobby Congress on numerous issues, from protecting the ACA to preventing the appointment of conservative judicial nominees to the federal bench. After their presentation, we were convinced that we wanted to remain … Continue reading Take Action Today to Stop Trump from Packing the Supreme Court!
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced today that the Committee will be holding a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh beginning on September 4. This announcement was made despite the fact that Judge Kavanaugh’s full record has not been released and without regard for the National Archives’ notice that it will need … Continue reading The Senate cannot have a legitimate Supreme Court confirmation hearing until all Kavanaugh records are made available
This Thursday, August 9, is the National Call in Day to #SaveSCOTUS, and we need your help! When Trump ran for President, he promised to nominate judges to the Supreme Court that shared his dangerous view on the issues we hold dear. Now, in nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he has delivered on that promise. Kavanaugh’s record … Continue reading National Call in Day to #SaveSCOTUS
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. … Continue reading Our Rights Are at Stake. #SaveSCOTUS and Call Your Senators This Week.
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 … Continue reading EJS Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Fisher Upholding Race-Conscious Admissions Policy
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 … Continue reading Fill the Vacancy
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 … Continue reading University’s Holistic Admissions Policy Critical to Achieve Equal Opportunity for Students, Say 35 Prominent Social Scientists in Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
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 … Continue reading EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias