Eva Paterson Joins Legal Advisory Board of Impeachment Campaign

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson has joined the Legal Advisory Board of the Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now, a growing national movement for an impeachment investigation of President Trump. The campaign, launched on Inauguration Day and led by two public interest organizations, Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org, is calling on Congress to start […]
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4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

By Mona Tawatao A decision issued last week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals included a groundbreaking acknowledgment that modern-day discrimination is more likely caused by “nuanced decisions” and implicit bias. In Woods v. City of Greensboro, the court reinforced established precedent that says that just because plaintiffs claiming race discrimination were treated favorably […]
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Vanita Gupta to be New President and CEO of The Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. (The Equal Justice Society is a proud member of The Leadership Conference.) Gupta will hold the titles of president and […]
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EJS and 100+ Organizations Oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS

The Equal Justice Society joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a group of 115 national organizations in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Leadership Conference sent the opposition letter today on behalf of the organizations […]
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EJS and 150+ Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups, including the Equal Justice Society, today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months. The statement reads: Our diversity is part of what […]
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