Elena Kagan Confirmed, but Other Qualified Judicial Nominees Still Stuck in the Senate

The Equal Justice Society congratulates Elena Kagan on her confirmation as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. She will be the fourth woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. After she is sworn in tomorrow, the Supreme Court will have a record number of three women Justices. In late June, EJS issued … Continue reading Elena Kagan Confirmed, but Other Qualified Judicial Nominees Still Stuck in the Senate

Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

On Jan. 25 in San Francisco and Jan. 26 in Sacramento, learn how you can apply to serve on the commission and ensure the commission reflects the diversity of our state at forums sponsored by MALDEF, EJS, CaCCR, APALC and NAACP California. In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, creating California’s first-ever citizens redistricting commission. … Continue reading Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Sotomayor Confirmation: ‘Momentous Step Forward for the Court and Our Country’

The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor this afternoon, 68-31, making her the 111th Supreme Court Justice, only the third female Justice, and the first Latina to serve on our nation's highest court. As a prosecutor, litigator, and trial and appellate judge, Judge Sotomayor brings more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice … Continue reading Sotomayor Confirmation: ‘Momentous Step Forward for the Court and Our Country’