EJS Joins Groups Challenging Corporate Claim to Constitutional Right to Conceal Pesticide and Genetically-Engineered Crop Usage

Free Speech For People, a nonprofit legal advocacy and public education group, on June 2, 2014, filed an amicus brief before the US District Court for the District of Hawaii in the case of Syngenta Seeds v. County of Kaua‘i, arguing that agribusiness corporations do not have a constitutional right, under the U.S. Constitution’s Equal … Continue reading EJS Joins Groups Challenging Corporate Claim to Constitutional Right to Conceal Pesticide and Genetically-Engineered Crop Usage

Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

Equal Justice Society (EJS) joined the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this week to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S. history. On March 29, the Court will conduct a limited … Continue reading Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

EJS Joins Other Organizations in Court Brief Supporting Judge Walker’s Decision on Prop. 8

The Equal Justice Society and more than forty public interest organizations represented pro bono by the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP today filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing on behalf of gay and lesbian plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. In August, Judge Vaughn Walker, of the U.S. … Continue reading EJS Joins Other Organizations in Court Brief Supporting Judge Walker’s Decision on Prop. 8

EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

The Equal Justice Society, the Asian American Institute and thirty-six other public interest organizations, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, have filed an amicus brief in Friendly House v. Whiting, supporting the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction against SB 1070, Arizona’s disturbing new immigration statute. The lawsuit, a class … Continue reading EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

The Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and American Parole and Probation Association submitted an Amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Farrakhan v. Gregoire, which will determine whether Washington State's felon disenfranchisement law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). (Download a PDF of … Continue reading EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

The Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and American Parole and Probation Association submitted an Amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Farrakhan v. Gregoire, which will determine whether Washington State's felon disenfranchisement law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). (Download a PDF of … Continue reading EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

Honolulu Advertiser: ‘More join ceded lands fight’

Honolulu Advertiser reporter Gordon Pang mentions EJS and JACL in his roundup of amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court in the case involving lands held in trust for Native Hawaiians. Because the U.S. has admitted that the 1893 overthrow was illegal, "the ceded lands hold unique cultural, spiritual and political significance for the Native … Continue reading Honolulu Advertiser: ‘More join ceded lands fight’

EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

The Equal Justice Society joined other civil rights groups today in filing an amicus brief (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the amicus brief, the Asian Pacific … Continue reading EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8