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Equal Justice Society
State Courthouse in Merced Named After Prof. Charles Ogletree, EJS’s Founding Board Chair
The Superior Court of California, County of Merced, hosted a ceremony last Friday, February 17, to name the 2260 N Street, Merced, Courthouse after Professor Charles James Ogletree Jr. who was born in Merced on December 31, 1952. The Equal Justice Society congratulates Prof. Ogletree and the Ogletree family on this honor and thanks former California Assemblymember Adam Gray, who…
Sheppard Mullin Black History Month Webinar on Affirmative Action with EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao
Sheppard Mullin’s Black Lawyers Network is hosting a virtual event for Black History Month on “Affirmative Action—Its History and Its Future: Exploring the Potential Implications for the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision” Featuring EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao, civil rights litigator, activist, and co-author of an amicus curiae brief in support of the respondents in the Harvard and UNC…
EJS and 150 Organizations Demand Action Following Death of Tyre Nichols
The Equal Justice Society joined a letter led by DeCarcerate Memphis and signed by 150 civil and human rights organizations demanding action by federal, state and local public officials to address the law enforcement policies and practices that have given rise to such tragedies across the nation such as the killing of Tyre Nichols. In…