Articles By: Gregory Johnson, Esq. Gregory Johnson, Esq.
Gregory Johnson is a civil rights and education attorney. He works with Southern Echo, Inc. to develop and advocate for progressive public policy in the areas of public education reform, census and redistricting, and voting rights. He has previously served as the Federal Field Organizer with the Campaign for Youth Justice, a model code consultant with the Dignity in Schools Campaign, as well as worked the the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Advancement Project on civil rights issues.
Gregory is a 2004 graduate (B.A. English) of Tougaloo College, a private historically black college in Mississippi, and a graduate (Juris Doctor) of the George Washington University Law School. He has studied critical race theory at the University of Capetown, South Africa and in several indigenous parts of Brazil. He is a former Mellon Fellow and writes often on public education reform and civil rights. Mr. Johnson is African American.

SCOTUS Rules Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Requirement Pre-Empted by the NVRA
/ 19/Jun/2013 12:30

SCOTUS Rules Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Requirement Pre-Empted by the NVRA

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision (Thomas and Alito dissenting) held that Arizona is pre-empted by the 1993 National Voter Registration Act from requiring persons to prove they are citizens as a precondition to registering to […]

Arizona’s Federal District Court Disappoints with Decision to Destroy Transformative Mexican American Studies Program
/ 10/Apr/2013 02:30

Arizona’s Federal District Court Disappoints with Decision to Destroy Transformative Mexican American Studies Program

The legal system — what we often call “the law” — is used to distribute power within society. We like it when the distribution falls in our direction and deplore it when it secures the power in the hands of others […]

Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is Essential & Worth Fighting For
/ 06/Mar/2013 01:30

Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is Essential & Worth Fighting For

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the Shelby County, AL challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The question being asked is, “Do we have a continuing need for Section 5?” I […]