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Equality Under the Law

September 18, 2020

With Justice Ginsburg’s passing, America loses a trailblazer

In losing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we lost a trailblazer for equality before the law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended law school as one of only a handful of women, and even after graduating first in her class at Columbia, found it difficult to find a job because of her sex. Boy, times have ...

September 16, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Racial quotas have an ugly pedigree. California shouldn’t try to bring them back

"Never admit more than five Jews, take only two Italian Catholics, and take no Blacks at all." These were the instructions of Milton Winternitz, the dean of Yale Medical School, from 1920-1935. Racial quotas have a sordid history. And yet 100 years later, California still hasn't learned. Not long after Dean Winternitz imposed racial quotas ...

August 27, 2020

Governor Cuomo’s quarantine exemption for MTV reveals problems with giving governors unchecked power during COVID-19

In June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Gov. Cuomo began issuing big fines—up to $10,000—against New Yorkers and New York visitors who travel out of state to COVID-19 hotspot states but refuse to quarantine for two weeks after arriving in New York. Yet despite Cuomo's quarantine order, the state announced this week that ...

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 ...

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