EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart is among a group of California community leaders traveling to Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 7, to meet with White House officials about the vacancy crisis in America's federal courts, including the eight "emergency" vacancies and three upcoming retirements in California. Nearly one out of every ten federal judgeships remains … Continue reading EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Joins Alliance for Justice in Calling on Senate to Return to “Regular Order” on Judicial Nominations

Equal Justice Society joined Alliance for Justice and a diverse coalition of 74 other organizations this week in signing an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging the Senate to return to “regular order” and permit swift confirmation votes on President Obama’s judicial nominees. The letter decries the … Continue reading EJS Joins Alliance for Justice in Calling on Senate to Return to “Regular Order” on Judicial Nominations

Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Join the Alliance for Justice for a breakfast briefing, "Sharon Browne's Nomination to the Legal Services Corporation and the Status of Judicial Nominations During the Obama Administration," on Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the EJS offices, 260 California St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Join us for a light continental breakfast … Continue reading Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Join the Alliance for Justice for a breakfast briefing, "Sharon Browne's Nomination to the Legal Services Corporation and the Status of Judicial Nominations During the Obama Administration," on Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the EJS offices, 260 California St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Join us for a light continental breakfast … Continue reading Feb. 11 Briefing: Sharon Browne Nomination to Legal Services Corp & Status of Judicial Nominations

Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the "majority's opinion ignores our nation's history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to … Continue reading Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the "majority's opinion ignores our nation's history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to … Continue reading Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

AFJ Statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

The following is a statement from Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. We are thrilled with this choice. Sonia Sotomayor will be a strong voice to uphold the Constitution and the law to provide equal justice and protect personal freedoms for everyone in America, … Continue reading AFJ Statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court