Tobias Wolff: ‘Are Liberties Subject to Majority Vote?’

In an excellent op-ed published in today's San Francisco Chronicle, EJS board member Tobias Wolff summarizes the core issues facing the Calif. Supreme Court as it considers overturning Prop. 8. Tobias, a constitutional law professor at U. Penn., rebuts Ken Starr's argument that Prop. 8 should be considered an amendment rather than a revision to … Continue reading Tobias Wolff: ‘Are Liberties Subject to Majority Vote?’

Remarks by Eva Paterson at Prop. 8 Oral Arguments Press Conference

As prepared for delivery at this morning's press conference: Good morning. I’m Eva Paterson, President and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society. I’m here today to stand together with my friends and allies as we ask the state Supreme Court to stand for fairness and opportunity in our society. Last May, this Court ruled that … Continue reading Remarks by Eva Paterson at Prop. 8 Oral Arguments Press Conference

Eva Paterson on Roundtable Discussing Prop. 8 on 5th Anniv. of SF’s Marriage Licenses

EJS President Eva Paterson will join other civl rights and religious leaders and plaintiff couples from In re Marriage Cases in a roundtable to reflect on the historic California Supreme Court ruling and the pending Prop. 8 legal challenge. This discussion takes place on the fifth anniversary of San Francisco's first issuance of marriage licenses. … Continue reading Eva Paterson on Roundtable Discussing Prop. 8 on 5th Anniv. of SF’s Marriage Licenses

EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

The Equal Justice Society joined other civil rights groups today in filing an amicus brief (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the amicus brief, the Asian Pacific … Continue reading EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil rights groups on Nov. 14 filed a petition (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the petition, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Mexican … Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil rights groups on Nov. 14 filed a petition (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the petition, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Mexican … Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8