Tag Archives: equal rights advocates

EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns

The Equal Justice Society and other organizations this week filed an amicus brief in federal court opposing the race-based lockdown policy used in California prisons, saying the practice is unconstitutional because it uses race as a proxy for gang affiliation. The brief (download) was filed on Oct. 9 with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District [...]
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Civil Rights Groups Join Equal Justice Society in Brief Urging Court to Strike Down Anti-Equality Law in Michigan

The Equal Justice Society and more than a dozen other civil rights organizations this week filed an amicus brief (PDF) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, urging the court to strike down Michigan’s anti-equality Proposal 2 as unconstitutional. In its brief, EJS argues that Proposal 2 violates the Equal Protection Clause [...]
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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 [...]
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