At a time when the furor caused by the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed appears to be waning, it is now up to lawyers to pick up that mantle and challenge the laws that reinforce systemic racism in our society.

After all, it is and has always been the lawyer’s job to fight for “equal justice under law.” In his dissent to Richardson v. Ramirez, a 1974 case in which the Supreme Court held that convicted felons do not have the right to vote, celebrated Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall championed our evolving system of laws. “The process of democracy is one of change,” he wrote.