EJS Among 65 Organizations Urging House Members To Support Historic Democracy Reforms

In a letter sent to Members of Congress today, the Equal Justice Society and sixty-four other organizations called on Representatives to support the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress. The sixty-five organizations are … Continue reading EJS Among 65 Organizations Urging House Members To Support Historic Democracy Reforms

EJS Part of Challenge to Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

​Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians  California Arrestees’ DNA Profiles Become Part of Federal Database, Accessible to Law Enforcement Across the Country, Even for Those Not Convicted of Any Crime  Two social justice organizations—the Center for Genetics and Society and the Equal Justice Society—and an individual … Continue reading EJS Part of Challenge to Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

EJS’s Chris Bridges Featured in Talkback after Irma Herrera’s ‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?’

When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and journalist. Her solo play … Continue reading EJS’s Chris Bridges Featured in Talkback after Irma Herrera’s ‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?’

EJS Board Chair Named as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow

We are delighted to share that EJS Board Chair, Priscilla Ocen, was selected as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow. Priscilla will use long-form journalism to push against the concept of community supervision as an antidote to mass incarceration, specifically in relationship to system-involved Black women, accompanied by photographic portraiture and community resource … Continue reading EJS Board Chair Named as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow

In new video, “Jack McCoy” implores Rosenstein not to resign

  Sam Waterston implores Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not to resign in a new video supporting the Nobody is Above the Law (TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org) effort. Waterston played attorney Jack McCoy from 1994-2010 on NBC’s Law & Order television series. https://www.facebook.com/equaljusticesociety/videos/2007779656180753/ “Some might like to see you resign because they don’t like what the Russia investigations … Continue reading In new video, “Jack McCoy” implores Rosenstein not to resign

Kavanaugh May Put Disparate Impact on the Chopping Block

Dean Erwin Chermerinsky put the fear of God into me in describing his predictions for cases a Justice Kavanaugh would overturn.  Erwin predicts Kavanaugh would provide the fifth vote that would hold the use of disparate impact in Title VII and Title VIII to be an illegal use of race!!  Thinking about this caused me … Continue reading Kavanaugh May Put Disparate Impact on the Chopping Block

Three Reports Conclude Kavanaugh’s Record is a Threat to Racial Justice

My personal hero is Charles Hamilton Houston, the architect of the brilliant legal strategy that led to Brown v. Board of Education. I was born in Texas when separate but equal was the law of the land. My Dad was an Air Force officer so my brothers and I went to fully desegregated schools on … Continue reading Three Reports Conclude Kavanaugh’s Record is a Threat to Racial Justice