The legal system has failed its promise of equal justice. From police to prosecutors to courts and legislatures, both federal and state systems benefit the rich while harming people who are poor.
Although inequality permeates our society, it is most appalling to find it in our justice system because the justice system is premised on the notion that rich and poor are treated equally. But today, access to justice is based on how much a person can pay. People who are poor are systemically treated less justly and more harshly than the rich. The results are endless cycles of poverty and counterproductive laws that make us less safe. Equal Justice Under Law is attempting to solve these problems by digging deep into the issues and righting every wrong we find. Our goal is to end inequality in the justice system.
There is injustice everywhere. The last place there should be injustice is in the justice system.