Court Rules that Lawsuit Can Move Forward On Behalf of Latino, Black Students Facing Discrimination in Kern County

A California District Court of Appeal panel has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a coalition of civil rights groups against Kern High School District (KHSD) over disciplinary policies that unlawfully target African American and Latino students.  The court summarily denied KHSD’s extraordinary writ request to revisit the trial court’s denial of dismissal. The … Continue reading Court Rules that Lawsuit Can Move Forward On Behalf of Latino, Black Students Facing Discrimination in Kern County

EJS Supports Restorative Justice Student Rights Legislation

The Equal Justice Society joined a number of organizations in signing a letter in support of a California bill that would give school districts the tools necessary to keep kids in school. The bill is AB 2489, introduced by Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and sponsored by Restorative Schools Vision Project (RSVP). This historic legislation would empower school districts wishing to … Continue reading EJS Supports Restorative Justice Student Rights Legislation

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