Do No Harm v. William Lee

Tennessee’s race quotas for government boards deny equality and opportunity

Represented by PLF at no charge, Do No Harm is fighting back. Its federal lawsuit challenges the Tennessee podiatry board's race-based membership quota as violating the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. Its victory would ensure that all candidates can compete equally for any city advisory board, regardless of race. ...

Landscape Consultants of Texas, et al. v. City of Houston, et al.

Racial set-asides in Houston contracting deny equal treatment and opportunity

Jerry and Theresa Thompson have called Houston, Texas, home for more than 30 years. They love the area, having raised their family and built Landscape Consultants of Texas and Metropolitan Landscape Management, Inc., two thriving companies whose landscapers maintain parks, playgrounds, and other government-owned properties. Now, however, as the sem ...

Azadeh Khatibi, et al. v. Kristina Lawson, et. al

California’s controversial forced implicit bias training promotes distrust and resentment in medical care

Dr. Khatibi has organized and taught CME courses for many years on ophthalmology and, recently, following her cancer diagnosis, on mindfulness, wellness, and patient care for highly gifted and sensitive patients. Regardless of its relevance in her CME courses, she must replace some of her instruction with a discussion of implicit bias. Represented ...

Brian Dalton
Brian Dalton, et al. v. Hao and MA Growth Capital Corp.

Massachusetts small business owner fights for equal treatment under the law

CASE RESOURCES Photo Gallery: Brian Dalton CASE STORY Brian Dalton knows first-hand how brutal COVID-19 has been to small businesses. The longtime Massachusetts law enforcement officer founded New England Firearms Academy in 2013 after retiring from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. The academy provides all levels of certified firearms safet ...

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Hierholzer v. Guzman

Racial set-asides deny veteran’s equal treatment and opportunity in federal contracting

Marty Hierholzer simply wants the SBA to treat all applicants based on their individual experiences rather than their race. Represented at no charge by PLF, he is fighting back with a federal lawsuit, challenging the SBA's discriminatory contracting program and the statute that empowered the SBA to make race-based judgment calls. ...

Students holding up their hands in a classroom
Boston Parent Coalition for Academic Excellence v. School Committee

Parents fight discrimination-by-proxy at Boston’s elite public schools

The coalition is appealing for equal opportunity for all students to compete now, and to prevent similar discriminatory policies in the future. ...

Boardroom, where decisions shape the future.
National Center for Public Policy Research v. Weber

California’s race quota requires discrimination on corporate boards

By the end of 2021, every company subject to AB 979 must have a minimum of one director from an underrepresented community on its board. By the end of 2022, any company with four or fewer directors must have one underrepresented minority board member, any company with between four and nine directors must have two underrepresented board members, and ...

Texas farm, land of agricultural abundance.
McKinney v. Vilsack

Race-based COVID-19 farm loan forgiveness denies equal treatment to Texas farmer

Jarrod McKinney began his farming journey about eight years ago with help from a federal loan for beginning farmers. Like many farmers in the Texarkana region, Jarrod raises cattle, tending today to 60 pairs. Like many farmers facing economic hardship in the pandemic's aftermath, Jarrod was hopeful when he heard about a farm loan forgiveness provis ...

Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County School Board

Fighting race-based discrimination at nation’s top-ranked high school

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or TJ, is the nation's top-ranked public high school. Fairfax County Public Schools' (FCPS) recent changes to TJ's admissions process specifically aim to reduce the number of Asian-American children—and only Asian-American children—who can attend TJ. The school district's race-based admis ...