Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

One Billion in Potential Contract Dollars Lost Annually by Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color Due to Proposition 209 California’s minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) have lost the potential equivalent of $1 billion in public contracts because of Proposition 209, according to a report by the Equal Justice Society. EJS released the … Continue reading Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

California voters in all racial groups support affirmative action, according to a report released today by the National Asian American Survey (NAAS). That is a significant change from 1996 when 55 percent of the state’s voters supported Prop 209, which ended affirmative policies in public employment, contracting and education in California, said Karthick Ramakrishnan, survey … Continue reading California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

EJS signed on to the brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by The Leadership Conference in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (merged with Schuette v. Cantrell), which challenges the constitutionality of Michigan's anti-affirmative action proposal. EJS authored the civil rights amicus brief in the 6th Circuit. Schuette v. Cantrell is about reaffirming the constitutional principle that our democratic processes … Continue reading EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

The Weight of Fisher: Oral Argument in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Michigan

This is a guest blog post by Stephen Menendian, Senior Legal Associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. With the Supreme Court having recently announced that it would review the University of Texas’ affirmative action plan in Fisher v. Texas, this week the 6th Circuit … Continue reading The Weight of Fisher: Oral Argument in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Michigan

Georgetown Law Journal to Publish Article by EJS Motley Fellow Brando Simeo Starkey on Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration

An upcoming issue of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives will include the article “Inconsistent Originalism and the Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration” by Brando Simeo Starkey, the Equal Justice Society Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellow. The article can be downloaded here. After Washington v. Davis, the Equal Protection Clause, as … Continue reading Georgetown Law Journal to Publish Article by EJS Motley Fellow Brando Simeo Starkey on Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration

Georgetown Law Journal to Publish Article by EJS Motley Fellow Brando Simeo Starkey on Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration

An upcoming issue of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives will include the article “Inconsistent Originalism and the Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration” by Brando Simeo Starkey, the Equal Justice Society Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellow. The article can be downloaded here. After Washington v. Davis, the Equal Protection Clause, as … Continue reading Georgetown Law Journal to Publish Article by EJS Motley Fellow Brando Simeo Starkey on Need for Equal Protection Re-Invigoration

California Court Issues Preliminary Ruling in Favor of Bar Applicants’ Private Data, Denying Prof. Sander’s Request

A California Superior Court judge on March 24 issued a preliminary ruling (download PDF) denying Professor Richard Sander’s request for access to bar applicants’ private data from the State Bar of California. Prof. Sander’s lawsuit attempted to compel the State Bar to release information regarding applicants’ race, GPA, and bar exam scores in order to … Continue reading California Court Issues Preliminary Ruling in Favor of Bar Applicants’ Private Data, Denying Prof. Sander’s Request

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