Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

One Billion in Potential Contract Dollars Lost Annually by Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color Due to Proposition 209 California’s minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) have lost the potential equivalent of $1 billion in public contracts because of Proposition 209, according to a report by the Equal Justice Society. EJS released the … Continue reading Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

California voters in all racial groups support affirmative action, according to a report released today by the National Asian American Survey (NAAS). That is a significant change from 1996 when 55 percent of the state’s voters supported Prop 209, which ended affirmative policies in public employment, contracting and education in California, said Karthick Ramakrishnan, survey … Continue reading California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

Reggie Shuford to Join EJS as Director of Law and Policy

After an extensive search process, the Equal Justice Society today announced that we've hired Reggie Shuford as our new Director of Law and Policy. He'll be joining us in mid-May. EJS has long wanted to engage in the next level of overturning the Intent Doctrine. Finding just the right Director of Law and Policy was … Continue reading Reggie Shuford to Join EJS as Director of Law and Policy

Op-ed: ‘AG’s Prop 209 stance in sync with Constitution’

The following op-ed, titled "AG's Prop 209 stance in sync with Constitution," by Dennis Herrera, Eva Paterson and Oren Sellstrom was published in The Recorder today. The Pacific Legal Foundation continues its assault on equal opportunity and fairness by attacking the California state Department of Justice's brief to the California Supreme Court on the constitutionality … Continue reading Op-ed: ‘AG’s Prop 209 stance in sync with Constitution’

Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

UPDATE: Article by the San Francisco Chronicle's Bob Egelko. California State Attorney General Jerry Brown today filed a brief (PDF) with the state Supreme Court today opining that article 1, section 31 of the California Constitution (Prop. 209) is unconstitutional as applied in certain circumstances. The letter brief was filed in response to the Supreme … Continue reading Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

UPDATE: Article by the San Francisco Chronicle's Bob Egelko. California State Attorney General Jerry Brown today filed a brief (PDF) with the state Supreme Court today opining that article 1, section 31 of the California Constitution (Prop. 209) is unconstitutional as applied in certain circumstances. The letter brief was filed in response to the Supreme … Continue reading Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

Calif. Appellate Court Upholds Promoting Diversity in Schools

Yesterday marked an important victory for advocates of school diversity and equal opportunity. A California Court of Appeals ruled that Berkeley Unified School District’s policy of taking neighborhood demographics into account when making school assignments is not discriminatory as alleged by challengers. The Court concluded that the District’s plan “does not show partiality, prejudice or … Continue reading Calif. Appellate Court Upholds Promoting Diversity in Schools