Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Voter Disenfranchisement Law, Citing Lack of ‘Intentional’ Discrimination

A recent decision by an eleven-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit underscores the importance of the Equal Justice Society's efforts to overturn the Intent Doctrine. Earlier this year, the Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and the American Parole and Probation Association submitted an amicus … Continue reading Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Voter Disenfranchisement Law, Citing Lack of ‘Intentional’ Discrimination

EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

The Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and American Parole and Probation Association submitted an Amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Farrakhan v. Gregoire, which will determine whether Washington State's felon disenfranchisement law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). (Download a PDF of … Continue reading EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

The Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and American Parole and Probation Association submitted an Amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Farrakhan v. Gregoire, which will determine whether Washington State's felon disenfranchisement law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). (Download a PDF of … Continue reading EJS and Other Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Application of Voting Rights Act and Protection of Minority Voting Rights

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