National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Arizona today held a news conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix to announce their future legal challenge to Governor Jan Brewer's recently signed SB1070. The organizations also sought to address misinformation and fears that have … Continue reading National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

Reggie Shuford to Join EJS as Director of Law and Policy

After an extensive search process, the Equal Justice Society today announced that we've hired Reggie Shuford as our new Director of Law and Policy. He'll be joining us in mid-May. EJS has long wanted to engage in the next level of overturning the Intent Doctrine. Finding just the right Director of Law and Policy was … Continue reading Reggie Shuford to Join EJS as Director of Law and Policy

President Obama Nominates Edward M. Chen for Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern California

The Equal Justice Society congratulates U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen on his appointment by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) this morning issued a statement applauding President … Continue reading President Obama Nominates Edward M. Chen for Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern California

LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (EJS board member Kate Kendell is NLCR's executive director), Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, GLAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a statement today objecting to the Obama administration's recent filing in support of the a law that discriminates against LGBT. (San Francisco, CA, … Continue reading LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA