Act Now to Protect Mueller

From our friends at Public Citizen: As the news breaks that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in court and that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for fraud and conspiracy — it’s never been more clear: We need the […]
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: EJS is Hiring a New Legal Director

EJS Legal Director Position Download PDF Position and Responsibilities: We are seeking an experienced litigator to manage our legal department and to be a public face for the racial justice goals we seek to make real. The Legal Director is a vital member of the Management Team of EJS and as such works closely with the […]
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Big Changes to EJS Legal Team and Board

The Equal Justice Society has some dynamic additions to our staff and board and one regretful departure. Legal Director Allison Elgart has joined the California Attorney General’s Office; Lisa Holder has been appointed Interim Legal Director; we’ve selected Yoana Tchoukleva as our new Judge Constance Baker Motley Legal Fellow; and Kelly Dermody and Sheila Warren have joined our Board of Directors.   Farewell to Allison Elgart  […]
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The Impact of Slavery on American Jurisprudence and Activism

Artwork is Aaron Douglas’s “Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction” (1934) 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the USA. In August of 1619, twenty Africans landed at Jamestown Virginia. In the 400 years that Africans have been here, their history has been full of struggle, resistance, and the […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 54

“For many people of Indigenous descent, celebrating Thanksgiving would be akin to feting the arrival of Dutch slavers in Africa in the 17th century.” CANADA: As a senator calls for a nationwide review of the forced sterilization of Indigenous women, a lawyer representing a proposed class action detailed the women’s accounts of being sterilized without […]
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