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May 26, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Preserve Prop. 209: Don’t let racial discrimination return to California

Quick! Close your eyes and think of how coronavirus can be used as a justification for a law that you want to be enacted. Be creative! What's the biggest stretch you can come up with? The entry by California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, into this dubious contest is "Repeal the California Civil Rights Initiative." In ...

May 04, 2020

The Washington Examiner: States should follow federal government’s lead in waiving racial preferences in contracting, then end them for good

As the coronavirus pandemic rages, the federal government has suspended numerous regulations in order to alleviate burdens on companies performing much-needed work during the crisis and in hopes of boosting the struggling economy. But suspending regulations in response to the crisis also underscores the reality that a great many of these rules are ...

September 13, 2019

Remembering why free speech is important

At a time when freedom of speech seems to be under assault, it's worth stepping back to reconsider why it matters. In a free society, all citizens must be able to pursue their own paths, set their own goals, and think for themselves. Of course, in America and elsewhere, there are norms, orthodoxies, and taboos. ...

September 03, 2019

Yes, the First Amendment protects speech on personalized license plates

Jon Kotler is a professor at the University of Southern California, as well as a First Amendment expert. He's also been a soccer fan since the 1950s, travelling from Los Angeles to London each year to watch his favorite team, Fulham FC, play in their beautiful stadium on the banks of the River Thames. To ...

May 28, 2019

The Hill: Texas said he couldn’t wear a MAGA cap to vote — now he’s suing to protect his rights

Voters face many important choices when they cast their ballots on Election Day. But one choice they shouldn't have to make is between their right to free speech and their right to vote. Yet voters in Texas face exactly that choice, thanks to a state law that gives election workers the power to stop you ...

May 17, 2019

New York Daily News: The right way to honor the legacy of Brown v. Board: Ensure equal access to quality education regardless of race or ethnicity

Sixty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court held that segregation in schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordered school districts to admit students on a non-racial basis. In so doing, the court adopted the views ...

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