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May 14, 2015

The Supreme Court should grant certiorari in Fisher

A few months back, PLF filed this brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin urging the Supreme Court to take the case. Our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity, the American Civil Rights Institute, Project 21, and the National Association of Scholars joined us on the brief. Next week the Court will meet to discuss whether to ...

July 13, 2010

What's so compelling about diversity anyway?

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF recently filed a brief in Fisher v. University of Texas. There, two white female students are challenging the admissions process at the University of Texas that grants preferences to black and Hispanic students. In our brief (in which we are joined by the American Civil Rights Institute, the National Association of ...

June 07, 2010

Is the Navy running aground on diversity?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda According to the Navy's Diversity Events Calendar, the League of United Latin American Citizens will hold its annual conference this year in New Mexico – and senior Hispanic officers "are encouraged to attend."  The Navy also encourages Hispanic officers to attend other events, such as one hosted b ...

March 31, 2010

Is there a de minimis exception to the Equal Protection Clause?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Would the government be correct in arguing that a public contracting scheme that discriminates and grants preferences on the basis of race is not subject to strict scrutiny, if the program discriminates only a little bit? I recently participated in oral argument before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in PLF& ...