EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

EJS signed on to the brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by The Leadership Conference in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (merged with Schuette v. Cantrell), which challenges the constitutionality of Michigan's anti-affirmative action proposal. EJS authored the civil rights amicus brief in the 6th Circuit. Schuette v. Cantrell is about reaffirming the constitutional principle that our democratic processes … Continue reading EJS Signs on to Leadership Conference Brief in Schuette v. Cantrell

Supreme Court Sends Equal Opportunity Case Back to Lower Court

This was originally posted by Tyler Lewis on the blog of The Leadership Conference. The Equal Justice Society, the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, filed an amicus brief in August 2012 on behalf of 13 of the … Continue reading Supreme Court Sends Equal Opportunity Case Back to Lower Court

EJS Signs on to Amicus Briefs in Marriage Equality Cases

The Equal Justice Society signed on to amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court last week in two marriage equality cases. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, EJS signed on to an amicus brief filed by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in support of the Ninth Circuit’s decision holding that California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex … Continue reading EJS Signs on to Amicus Briefs in Marriage Equality Cases

Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Nov 15 ruled that Michigan's Proposal 2 was unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Proposal 2 was enacted in 2006 to ban race-conscious measures in education, public contracting, and public employment. Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., authored the opinion for the Court. … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Nov 15 ruled that Michigan's Proposal 2 was unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Proposal 2 was enacted in 2006 to ban race-conscious measures in education, public contracting, and public employment. Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., authored the opinion for the Court. … Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

Prof. Tobias Wolff Reacts to Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Health Care Reform

Prof. Tobias Wolff of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an EJS board member shared his reactions to today's Supreme Court decision (PDF) on the President's landmark health care reform: The result in today's ruling, upholding the President's landmark health care reform, is welcome. But the opinion of the Chief Justice gives no cause for celebration. … Continue reading Prof. Tobias Wolff Reacts to Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Health Care Reform

Supreme Court Ruling to Impact Protection Against Housing Discrimination

Several of the nation's leading civil rights organizations filed amicus briefs this week urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in Magner v. Gallagher that the federal Fair Housing Act can be enforced when a seemingly neutral housing policy results in discrimination. The Opportunity Agenda joined AARP, ACLU, The Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under … Continue reading Supreme Court Ruling to Impact Protection Against Housing Discrimination

Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

Equal Justice Society (EJS) joined the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this week to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S. history. On March 29, the Court will conduct a limited … Continue reading Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court