Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford, EJS Director of Law and Policy, was the guest lecturer today at Ruth Chance Monday, sponsored by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Joining theory and practice, Ruth Chance Mondays is a biweekly luncheon speakers series that brings prominent social justice practitioners to Boalt Hall to discuss current issues and … Continue reading Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford, EJS Director of Law and Policy, was the guest lecturer today at Ruth Chance Monday, sponsored by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Joining theory and practice, Ruth Chance Mondays is a biweekly luncheon speakers series that brings prominent social justice practitioners to Boalt Hall to discuss current issues and … Continue reading Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

EJS Joins Lawyers’ Committee in Filing Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Staub v. Proctor Hospital

The Equal Justice Society joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and AARP in filing an amicus brief (PDF available for download here) in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting the petitioner in Staub v. Proctor Hospital.  The brief urges the Court to recognize employer liability for the unlawful bias of … Continue reading EJS Joins Lawyers’ Committee in Filing Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Staub v. Proctor Hospital

Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the "majority's opinion ignores our nation's history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to … Continue reading Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

In a statement issued today on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said that the "majority's opinion ignores our nation's history, rejects precedent, overturns the judgment of local government officials and makes it more difficult for employers to take voluntary steps to break down barriers to … Continue reading Ideologically-Charged Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano Ignores History, Precedent

LDF: Supreme Court Ruling Leaves in Place Core Provision of the Voting Rights Act

Today, the Supreme Court in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5, the core provision of the Voting Rights Act, said the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (http://www.naacpldf.org) in a press release. In an opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme … Continue reading LDF: Supreme Court Ruling Leaves in Place Core Provision of the Voting Rights Act

AFJ Statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

The following is a statement from Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. We are thrilled with this choice. Sonia Sotomayor will be a strong voice to uphold the Constitution and the law to provide equal justice and protect personal freedoms for everyone in America, … Continue reading AFJ Statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court