Tag Archives: Equal Protection Clause

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 […]
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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 […]
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Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Nov 15 ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 was unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Proposal 2 was enacted in 2006 to ban race-conscious measures in education, public contracting, and public employment. Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., authored the opinion for the Court. […]
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Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Nov 15 ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 was unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Proposal 2 was enacted in 2006 to ban race-conscious measures in education, public contracting, and public employment. Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., authored the opinion for the Court. […]
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Civil Rights Groups Join Equal Justice Society in Brief Urging Court to Strike Down Anti-Equality Law in Michigan

The Equal Justice Society and more than a dozen other civil rights organizations this week filed an amicus brief (PDF) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, urging the court to strike down Michigan’s anti-equality Proposal 2 as unconstitutional. In its brief, EJS argues that Proposal 2 violates the Equal Protection Clause […]
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