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How judges can show respect

By Victoria Pratt ~ TED ~ In halls of justice around the world, how can we ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect? A pioneering judge in New Jersey, Victoria Pratt shares her principles of “procedural justice” — four simple, thoughtful steps that redefined the everyday business of her courtroom in Newark, changing lives along the way. “When the court behaves differently, naturally people respond differently,” Pratt says. “We…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Climate Justice: A Fight for Equal Opportunity

Climate Justice: A Fight for Equal Opportunity

By Gina McCarthy and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. (Cross-posted from EPAConnect) Fifty years ago, Americans facing racial injustice marched the 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest discriminatory voting laws.  It was a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, influencing the passage of the Voting Rights Act, and forever redefining and improving our cherished values of freedom and fairness.  February marks Black History Month—a time to reflect…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What the World Needs Now Is

What the World Needs Now Is…

Respect, compromise, and motivation. We are going through an uneasy time, one of uprooting, change, and civil war. Nations are over-throwing their government, governments are over-throwing their nations, things are happening at a rapid pace and we have to keep up. Social justice, educational justice, economic, and environmental justice are all at risk, and it’s important to keep up our morals and ideals even in this time of constant hardship.…

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