Equal Justice Under Law

December 2017

I could not have asked for a better holiday present! I know this has to play out but the thought that, likely some time in 2018, poor people will have this huge barrier removed makes me shed tears of joy.  We can't thank you and your team enough!  Wow...

Delphia Simmons / Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)



August 2017

Courthouse by courthouse, groups as small as Equal Justice Under Law... are waging a guerrilla campaign to reverse what they consider unconstitutional but widespread practices that penalize the poor. More often than not, they are winning — and even pebble-size victories can have a large ripple effect.

Shaila Dewan / The New York Times



April 2018

You guys are doing some amazing work regarding wealth-based discrimination

UAB Professor George Munchus, PhD / Watch the NBC 13 News Clip



January 2017

[Equal Justice Under Law] challenged the role of the profit motive in the criminal system... [EJUL] has been highly successful in challenging money bail systems in eight states through class action lawsuits. Based in Washington, D.C., the organization has helped end the use of money bail in dozens of jurisdictions around the country, and the organization has reached landmark settlement agreements keeping thousands of people from illegal jailing, and getting compensation for thousands of illegally jailed people.

Martha MinowHarvard Law Today