Victory : Court rules gender quota unconstitutional

January 23, 2024 | By LAURA D’AGOSTINO

Your gender shouldn’t disqualify you from a public position: That’s the key takeaway from Pacific Legal Foundation’s district court victory in Hurley v. Gast in Iowa.   In the late 1980s, the Iowa state legislature passed several bills requiring state boards and commissions to be gender balanced. The move was part of a larger, w ...


Center Square : Race-conscious diversity training has negative consequences for employees and the public

September 22, 2023 | By LAURA D’AGOSTINO

Many employers are on a mission to incorporate “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” into every aspect of their daily operations — some going so far as to expend significant resources to develop a “DEI” team whose sole aim is to deeply entrench these concepts within the workplace. But what do these ...


The city worker v. Seattle

March 28, 2023 | By LAURA D’AGOSTINO

When Joshua Diemert began his employment with the City of Seattle, he was looking forward to a fresh start. But as time passed, he began to dread going to work. Tensions were running high in the office. At one point, a colleague told others they should “get a guy to swing by when Josh is … ...