Pacific Legal Foundation files Supreme Court brief supporting equality before the law in education
May 05, 2022
Washington; May 5, 2022: Today, Pacific Legal Foundation, representing individuals, parent groups, and policy organizations, filed an amicus brief in support of Students for Fair Admissions in its challenge to racially discriminatory admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The brief urges the Supreme Court to put an end to racial preferences in education.
“Racial preferences have proliferated beyond higher education into K-12 admissions in schools such as Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Thomas Jefferson,” said Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Wen Fa. “The Supreme Court should end racial preferences in education and vindicate the fundamental principle that individuals shouldn’t be discriminated against on the basis of their purported membership in an arbitrary racial group.”
Pacific Legal Foundation represents the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO), the Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Greater New York (CACAGNY), Yi Fang Chen, Coalition for TJ, Committee for Justice (CFJ), Ward Connerly, and Equal Rights for All PAC (ERFA).
Pacific Legal Foundation is a national nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans threatened by government overreach and abuse. Since our founding in 1973, we challenge the government when it violates individual liberty and constitutional rights. With active cases in 34 states plus Washington, D.C., PLF represents clients in state and federal courts, with 17 wins of 19 cases litigated at the U.S. Supreme Court.