Weekly litigation report — May 20, 2017

Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts Settlement reached in mobile home park case Cap and trade appealed Prairie dog ruling petition to the 10th Circuit Reply … ›

Why the separation of powers matters for racial equality

In high school, I spent hours hunkered at a library computer playing Sid Meier’s Civilization instead of working on the school newspaper. In the game, you could lead your own civilization from stone age to space … ›

Justice Alito's dissent in Fisher v. University of Texas highlights discrimination against Asian-Americans

Fisher v. University of Texas was a blow to those battling against racial preferences. However, for those looking for any silver lining, Justice Alito’s dissent provides some relief. For the … ›

President's weekly report — March 18, 2016

Lawsuit filed against Fish & Wildlife Service over illegal regulations When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act it set out two categories of species: those that were endangered and which … ›

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events … ›

Is the University of Texas engaging in unconstitutional racial balancing?

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court permitted the consideration of race in college admissions for a limited purpose of securing the benefits of a diverse student body. The Court reasoned that a … ›

New PLF podcast on Fisher

Last week the Supreme Court decided to hear Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas for a second time. Ms. Fisher is challenging the University’s decision to reject her … ›

Oral argument held in Shea v. Kerry

On Tuesday of this week I was in Washington, D.C. arguing Shea v. Kerry before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  This case involves a challenge to the State Department’s discriminatory … ›

President's weekly report — January 16, 2015

The Raisins are Dancing Again — cert grant The Supreme Court granted cert in Horne v. United States, making this the second trip to the Court for the dancing raisins.  … ›

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Weekly litigation report — May 20, 2017

Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts Settlement reached in mobile home park case Cap and trade appealed Prairie dog ruling petition to the 10th Circuit Reply … ›

Why the separation of powers matters for racial equality

In high school, I spent hours hunkered at a library computer playing Sid Meier’s Civilization instead of working on the school newspaper. In the game, you could lead your own civilization from stone age to space … ›

Justice Alito's dissent in Fisher v. University of Texas highlights discrimination against Asian-Americans

Fisher v. University of Texas was a blow to those battling against racial preferences. However, for those looking for any silver lining, Justice Alito’s dissent provides some relief. For the … ›

President's weekly report — March 18, 2016

Lawsuit filed against Fish & Wildlife Service over illegal regulations When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act it set out two categories of species: those that were endangered and which … ›

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events … ›

Is the University of Texas engaging in unconstitutional racial balancing?

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court permitted the consideration of race in college admissions for a limited purpose of securing the benefits of a diverse student body. The Court reasoned that a … ›

New PLF podcast on Fisher

Last week the Supreme Court decided to hear Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas for a second time. Ms. Fisher is challenging the University’s decision to reject her … ›

Oral argument held in Shea v. Kerry

On Tuesday of this week I was in Washington, D.C. arguing Shea v. Kerry before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  This case involves a challenge to the State Department’s discriminatory … ›

President's weekly report — January 16, 2015

The Raisins are Dancing Again — cert grant The Supreme Court granted cert in Horne v. United States, making this the second trip to the Court for the dancing raisins.  … ›

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Weekly litigation report — May 20, 2017

Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts Settlement reached in mobile home park case Cap and trade appealed Prairie dog ruling petition to the 10th Circuit Reply … ›

Why the separation of powers matters for racial equality

In high school, I spent hours hunkered at a library computer playing Sid Meier’s Civilization instead of working on the school newspaper. In the game, you could lead your own civilization from stone age to space … ›

Justice Alito's dissent in Fisher v. University of Texas highlights discrimination against Asian-Americans

Fisher v. University of Texas was a blow to those battling against racial preferences. However, for those looking for any silver lining, Justice Alito’s dissent provides some relief. For the … ›

President's weekly report — March 18, 2016

Lawsuit filed against Fish & Wildlife Service over illegal regulations When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act it set out two categories of species: those that were endangered and which … ›

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events … ›

Is the University of Texas engaging in unconstitutional racial balancing?

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court permitted the consideration of race in college admissions for a limited purpose of securing the benefits of a diverse student body. The Court reasoned that a … ›

New PLF podcast on Fisher

Last week the Supreme Court decided to hear Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas for a second time. Ms. Fisher is challenging the University’s decision to reject her … ›

Oral argument held in Shea v. Kerry

On Tuesday of this week I was in Washington, D.C. arguing Shea v. Kerry before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  This case involves a challenge to the State Department’s discriminatory … ›

President's weekly report — January 16, 2015

The Raisins are Dancing Again — cert grant The Supreme Court granted cert in Horne v. United States, making this the second trip to the Court for the dancing raisins.  … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 20, 2017

Amicus brief filed for contractor long frozen out of contracts Settlement reached in mobile home park case Cap and trade appealed Prairie dog ruling petition to the 10th Circuit Reply … ›

Why the separation of powers matters for racial equality

In high school, I spent hours hunkered at a library computer playing Sid Meier’s Civilization instead of working on the school newspaper. In the game, you could lead your own civilization from stone age to space … ›

Justice Alito's dissent in Fisher v. University of Texas highlights discrimination against Asian-Americans

Fisher v. University of Texas was a blow to those battling against racial preferences. However, for those looking for any silver lining, Justice Alito’s dissent provides some relief. For the … ›

President's weekly report — March 18, 2016

Lawsuit filed against Fish & Wildlife Service over illegal regulations When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act it set out two categories of species: those that were endangered and which … ›

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events … ›

Is the University of Texas engaging in unconstitutional racial balancing?

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court permitted the consideration of race in college admissions for a limited purpose of securing the benefits of a diverse student body. The Court reasoned that a … ›

New PLF podcast on Fisher

Last week the Supreme Court decided to hear Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas for a second time. Ms. Fisher is challenging the University’s decision to reject her … ›

Oral argument held in Shea v. Kerry

On Tuesday of this week I was in Washington, D.C. arguing Shea v. Kerry before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  This case involves a challenge to the State Department’s discriminatory … ›

President's weekly report — January 16, 2015

The Raisins are Dancing Again — cert grant The Supreme Court granted cert in Horne v. United States, making this the second trip to the Court for the dancing raisins.  … ›