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PLF files new Proposition 209 lawsuit directly in California Court of Appeal

October 16, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF filed a lawsuit today against a number of California agencies and officials including Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown.  The lawsuit alleges that the recently enacted Assembly Bill 21 (AB 21), grants preferences on the basis of race and sex in public contracting.  You can read PLF' ...

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"The Battle for Equality"

November 11, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Author: Joshua Thompson That's the title of a new article in California Lawyer, a magazine sent to me for free as an active member of the California bar.  But this is not just an article in a magazine.  California lawyers who read the article, can answer a few questions about it, send in a check for … ...

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PLF clients to appear on Fox News

February 23, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF Clients George and Sharlee McNamee will appear on the show Fox & Friends tomorrow morning, February 24, at 5:44 a.m., PST.  The McNamees own a beachfront home along Corona Del Mar Beach in Newport Beach, California.  They have lived there for about three decades.  The McNamees, like thei ...

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Is anyone else tired of the word 'conservation'?

June 21, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton I know I am. It seems you can't go a day without being reminded of the need for water conservation in California. Glendale Water & Power, for example, has emphasized conservation since 2008 and "will continue to step up its water conservation message again this summer." In a recent San Francisco Chronicle ...

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PLF attorneys seeking to defend Proposition 209 file motion to intervene in federal lawsuit

June 21, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Last week, attorneys from PLF representing key supporters of Proposition 209, filed a motion to intervene to oppose a federal lawsuit by activists pushing for a return to race-based preferences in University of California admissions. Passed by voters in 1996, Proposition 209 – Article I, Section 31 of the California C ...

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Victory in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

July 02, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson After oral argument today, the court entered judgment in favor of Petitioners Ward Connerly and American Civil Rights Foundation. This was the "AB 21" case where PLF challenged the constitutionality of several Public Contract Code statutes that granted preferences on the basis of race and sex. In 2001, PLF represen ...

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PLF to feds : remove regulations for California beetle

September 09, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton Does it make sense for the federal government to regulate a species under the Endangered Species Act that is in fact not endangered?  Of course not. Yet that is precisely what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in maintaining federal protection for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle, a species found R ...

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Who is to blame for the delta smelt saga?

October 01, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton I haven't watched any of the recent political debates here in California, but apparently the subject of environmental water cutbacks came up at Wednesday's debate between Sen. Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina.  KPCC reporter Molly Peterson took issue with Fiorina's thoughts on the delta smelt (hat tip: Aqu ...

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Are you paying attention Jerry Brown?

January 05, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF friend, Roger Clegg, reports that New Jersey Gov. Christie, has "quietly dismantled" New Jersey's Division of Minority and Women Business Development.  From their website, it is clear that the program was set up to provide race- and sex-based preferences for New Jersey contracting.  So kudos to ...