EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

The Equal Justice Society signed on to an amicus brief by the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP opposing Alabama's HB 56 law, the Beason-Hammon “Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.” The country’s most draconian anti-immigrant law, HN 56 will result in discrimination against lawful permanent residents and citizens of color. The brief was filed … Continue reading EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

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

Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

The Equal Justice Society is proud to support Netroots Nation, the country’s top convention for progressive online activists. The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. EJS is coordinating a session on "The Myth of … Continue reading Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

National “Family Unity” Immigration Event in San Jose

On April 18, San Jose's faith-based communities join a national effort—spanning 20 major U.S. cities—to document the harm caused to citizens across our nation in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. This will be the first event of the tour to highlight voices of the Asian Pacific Islander community, and other diasporic communities. “These testimonials … Continue reading National “Family Unity” Immigration Event in San Jose