EJS Joins Call for a Justice Department Committed to Civil Rights Enforcement

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with the Equal Justice Society and 75 other groups, on Dec. 15 issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:More

New Report Details Assault on Our Democracy by Republican-appointed Judges

“Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, as well as judges nominated by previous Republican presidents, are responsible for the vast majority of the decisions that have resulted in voter suppression and made it nearly impossible to regulate political spending” Senate Democrats today released a new report outlining the ways campaign finance laws and the right to vote have been gradually dismantled by…More

Obama Cabinet Secretaries Endorse Prop 16

A group of Obama Administration cabinet officials are joining the fight to level the playing field in California by endorsing Proposition 16. Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar,  Education Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King Jr., and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice  announced their support…More