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Equality Under the Law

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 ...

March 07, 2020

The Connecticut Post: State must end race-based school quotas

Connecticut parents and education reformers recently marked a major victory after the state, facing a legal challenge by Hartford black and Hispanic parents, announced it would at last end its longstanding policy of race-based quotas that penalize marginalized children of color in Hartford's interdistrict magnet school system. For those of us who h ...

February 19, 2020

The Hill: Ending racial quotas in Hartford’s magnet schools is a big step for equality

After years of failing to "win" a spot in Hartford, Conn.'s magnet-school lottery system, black and Hispanic families such as LaShawn Robinson's discovered the admissions process was rigged against them. The so-called "interdistrict" magnet schools in and around Hartford were required by state law to enforce racial quotas, and magnet schools that f ...

February 11, 2020

Women don’t need California’s gender quota to be successful. Statistics say they already are

American women in 2020 are healthier, wealthier, freer, and more prosperous than ever before. America is currently experiencing the lowest female unemployment rate since 1965, along with record rates of female business ownership. In fact, since 1997, the number of female-owned businesses has risen by 114%. The number of women executives has grown n ...

January 22, 2020

The Supreme Court cases constitutional law experts are watching

There are many cases before the Supreme Court that will set important precedents in PLF's battleground areas of freedom of speech, property rights, equality before the law, economic liberty, and separation of powers. The decisions to many of these cases have the potential to strengthen Americans’ individual rights, or deliver more power to go ...

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