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

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

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. … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

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. … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

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 … Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Join Equal Justice Society in Brief Urging Court to Strike Down Anti-Equality Law in Michigan

Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

The following op-ed by EJS President Eva Paterson appears in Huffington Post. Protecting the 14th Amendment By Eva Paterson Huffington Post For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from freed slaves to immigrants to workers fighting against … Continue reading Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

EJS 10th Anniversary Celebration at Yoshi’s Honors Founders, Sets Stage for New Efforts to Reclaim 14th Amendment

The Equal Justice Society celebrated its 10th anniversary on Dec. 7 with a gala fundraiser at Yoshi’s San Francisco featuring a concert by the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra with Faye Carol, Kenny Washington and Jeannine Anderson where they performed new songs from “Soul of a Movement: Meditations on Martin Luther King, Jr.” See photos of … Continue reading EJS 10th Anniversary Celebration at Yoshi’s Honors Founders, Sets Stage for New Efforts to Reclaim 14th Amendment

Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford, EJS Director of Law and Policy, was the guest lecturer today at Ruth Chance Monday, sponsored by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Joining theory and practice, Ruth Chance Mondays is a biweekly luncheon speakers series that brings prominent social justice practitioners to Boalt Hall to discuss current issues and … Continue reading Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays