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March 30, 2016

In modern constitutional battles, its often 1984, not 2016

My son is currently reading George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984.  As many of you probably remember, the story is about a society subject to pervasive government control and monitoring and one person’s (Winston Smith) attempt to escape that control through small acts of personal rebellion. Family and love are discouraged b ...

February 20, 2013

PLF attorneys return to San Francisco to fight against government discrimination

After numerous continuances by the opposing party and by the court itself, PLF attorneys will be back in San Francisco County Superior Court tomorrow for oral argument on the cross-motions for summary judgment in the case called Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.   At the hearing, attorneys for San Francisco will attempt ...

August 02, 2010

A win for equality under the law

Author: Joshua Thompson Three years after accepting review, the California Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision, rejected the City and County of San Francisco's attempt to get Proposition 209 declared unconstitutional.  In Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco, PLF challenged a City and County of San Francisco con ...

July 23, 2010

Jerry Brown: First in the hearts of Prop. 209's foes?

Author: Joshua Thompson "We're Number One!" His aides probably aren't pumping foam fingers in the air, but California Attorney General Jerry Brown just landed in top place on a list of, ahem, distinction: He's ranked as the "worst" of America's 50 state attorneys general, in a new report by the Competitive ...

May 05, 2010

Coverage of Coral Construction argument

Author: Joshua Thompson Yesterday PLF's Sharon Browne argued before the California Supreme Court in Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  The court was deciding on the constitutionality of Proposition 209 — California's landmark constitutional amendment that prohibits both discrimination and preferences on the ...

April 20, 2010

Coral Construction set for hearing before the CA Supreme Court

Author: Joshua Thompson After nearly three years, the California Supreme Court has set a date for oral argument in Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  The argument will be held May 4, 2010, at 9 pm in San Francisco. PLF Principal Attorney Sharon Browne will be arguing the case for the petitioners. ...