Opinions | Leo Frank’s lynching 100 years ago provides lessons for today by Seth Brysk

This week marks the anniversary of a low point in American Jewish history. One hundred years ago Leo Frank, a manager at the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, having been wrongly convicted of murder in a trial steeped in overt anti-Semitism, was kidnapped from prison, driven seven hours across Georgia, and lynched in a public…
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ADL Urges San Francisco School Officials to Reject Partnership with Biased Organization for Arabic Program

ADL urged the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the Board of Education to reject the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) as a potential partner to conduct cultural competency trainings for staff as part of a proposed Arabic Language Pathways program.  ADL supports implementation of the program, but echoed the concerns expressed by…
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ADL Concludes Congress Should Vote Against Iran Deal Even As We Chart a New Path

“No” is not the end of the conversation, so ADL urges all stakeholders to prepare for post Congressional vote and consider new path, whatever the outcome. Read More ▶…
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California Strengthens Laws Against “Paper Terrorism”

Cal­i­for­nia gov­er­nor Jerry Brown signed into law this past week a new mea­sure designed to increase pro­tec­tion for Cal­i­for­ni­ans from the so-called “paper ter­ror­ism” tac­tics of anti-government extremists. Mem­bers of the anti-government sov­er­eign cit­i­zen move­ment often file bogus liens or other sim­i­lar doc­u­ments in order to encum­ber the prop­erty of their ene­mies in retal­i­a­tion for some per­ceived…
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Save the Date – ADL Awards Luncheon

Honoring Nancy Fineman Distingused Jurisprudence Award Olga Talamante Civil Rights Award Nancy L. Fineman Nancy L. Fineman is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy.  Nancy has extensive trial and appellate experience focusing on complex civil litigation.  She has been recognized by Public Justice and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association as one of the…
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2015 ADL Regional Board and Committee Meeting Dates

Board – 12:00 noon – 1:30pm March 10 June 3 September 9 November 11 Development Committee – 4-5pm Jan 13 March 12 May 14 Sept. 10 Nov. 12 Education April 21  6-7pm August 11  6-7pm November 10  2-3pm International Affairs Committee – 6-7:30pm April 23 August 13 November 12 Civil Rights – 12:00noon – 1:30pm…
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