Public interest litigation, Senator Whitehouse, and the Kavanaugh hearings

September 05, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of Pacific Legal Foundation. In the past he has accused us, wrongly, of being a “creepy front group” in the thrall of large corporate deniers of global climate change. We weren’t impressed when we learned that Senator Whitehouse called for criminal investigations under the Racketeer Influenc ...


On Brown v. Board of Education's anniversary, PLF continues to fight for racial equality

May 17, 2016 | By RAYMOND NHAN

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In Brown, the Court unanimously rejected the sordid notion of “separate but equal,” and prohibited the government from treating students differently on the basis of race. … ...


It's the discrimination, stupid

May 04, 2012 | By RALPH KASARDA

After the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania finished spending millions of dollars to modernize its two high schools, it decided to “equalize” student attendance.  District planners intended to force the same number of students to enroll at each school by redistricting the school assignment zones.  Parents and students were ...


The media misses the point yet again with Justice Scalia


Author:  Damien M. Schiff The brouhaha over Justice Antonin Scalia's remarks in California Lawyer Magazine about the protections afforded (or not) to various minority groups under the Constitution has in large measure missed the important take-away.  Here you have a Supreme Court justice articulating a version of originalism that is ...