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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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. […]
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