Discriminating judge undeterred by benchslap

December 09, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Last month, Justice Alito issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision not to review a class member’s challenge to an order requiring discrimination in the selection of attorneys to represent the class. As Alito explained, the case didn’t merit review because only a single judge in the entire federal court system had ...


Supreme Court denies review of district court's racially discriminatory order

November 18, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

This morning, the Supreme Court declined to review the appeal of Nicolas Martin, a class member who objected to the use of his race and that of his fellow class members to discriminate in the appointment of class counsel. In this class action, the district court judge ordered class counsel—which he appointed—to select attorneys to R ...


May a court require that attorneys be racially diverse?

January 31, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Of course, the answer is no, but that is precisely what the Southern District of New York did in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio.  PLF filed a brief today arguing that the federal courts are just as bound by equal protection as is Congress and the President. … ...