Do you know an exceptional individual who has dedicated him/herself to the fight for civil and human rights?
The Section is now accepting nominations for the 2019 ABA Thurgood Marshall Award. Nominations are due by close of business on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 and will only be accepted electronically.
Nomination Form & Instructions ⟶
Virginia Sloan to be honored at Awards Dinner
The Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner is the Southern Center for Human Rights’ flagship gala to recognize and celebrate those who demonstrate exceptional courage and tenacity in the defense of human rights and equal justice. This year, honorees include Virginia "Ginny" Sloan, Founder and former President of The Constitution Project and CRSJ Section Division Director and Council member, and Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.schr.org.
Reserve your seat ⟶
Section-Sponsored Amicus Brief
Tyson Timbs and A 2012 Land Rover LR2 v. State of Indiana
Earlier this month, the Section submitted an amicus brief in Timbs v. Indiana, which deals with the issue of excessive fines, the topic of the Working Group on Building Public Trust in the American Justice System. The Chair of the Working Group, Immediate Past Section Chair Robert N. Weiner, was also the main drafter of the brief.
Read the brief ⟶
Chair's Initiative: New Section Entity
This year, as part of a new and timely initiative, Section Chair Wilson Schooley is spearheading a new Section working group, that will exist in addition to the Section’s twenty substantive Committees. The new entity, whose members are currently weighing the name, will tackle issues such as the institutional and non-institutional barriers to African American equality and will partner with like-minded groups outside of the ABA to accomplish its developing goals. The Section will devote two issues of the Human Rights Magazine to cover these issues, with articles and sidebars written by Initiative members.
Stay tuned for more information, which will be shared widely with Section members.