Disparity studies get no respect

It turns out few people trust consulting firms that conduct disparity studies.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, New York City recently entered into a contract … ›

Will Cincinnati award contracts based on race?

  Last year the City of Cincinnati agreed to pay a California-based company about $1 million to analyze city contracts for evidence of discrimination. The disparity study, which was actually … ›

Will Oregon’s statistical study justify state-sponsored race discrimination?

The last time the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked highway construction contractors to comment on its race-conscious affirmative action contracting program, the response was uniform condemnation.  Male and female … ›

Oops! Cleveland taxpayers billed $758,000 for cut-and-paste disparity study

Can a city prove intentional discrimination by relying on a disparity study whose conclusions and recommendations were lifted from another jurisdiction’s study? That’s the question city officials from Cleveland must ask themselves after reading this article … ›

Feds notified of California High Speed Rail's disdain for federal law

Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation notified the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that actions by the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) do not comply with federal law.  PLF’s letter to FRA, … ›

Milwaukee's guarantee of inequality

Last month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin filed an important lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over the City’s new public contracting program.  In short, the City’s program, spelled … ›

North Carolina's contracting quotas found to be unconstitutional in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett

Author:  Ralph W. Kasarda Under the guise of its Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise Program (MWBE Program), North Carolina has operated a discriminatory public contracting program since 1989.  … ›

Brand Logo for the blog page

Disparity studies get no respect

It turns out few people trust consulting firms that conduct disparity studies.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, New York City recently entered into a contract … ›

Will Cincinnati award contracts based on race?

  Last year the City of Cincinnati agreed to pay a California-based company about $1 million to analyze city contracts for evidence of discrimination. The disparity study, which was actually … ›

Will Oregon’s statistical study justify state-sponsored race discrimination?

The last time the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked highway construction contractors to comment on its race-conscious affirmative action contracting program, the response was uniform condemnation.  Male and female … ›

Oops! Cleveland taxpayers billed $758,000 for cut-and-paste disparity study

Can a city prove intentional discrimination by relying on a disparity study whose conclusions and recommendations were lifted from another jurisdiction’s study? That’s the question city officials from Cleveland must ask themselves after reading this article … ›

Feds notified of California High Speed Rail's disdain for federal law

Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation notified the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that actions by the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) do not comply with federal law.  PLF’s letter to FRA, … ›

Milwaukee's guarantee of inequality

Last month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin filed an important lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over the City’s new public contracting program.  In short, the City’s program, spelled … ›

North Carolina's contracting quotas found to be unconstitutional in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett

Author:  Ralph W. Kasarda Under the guise of its Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise Program (MWBE Program), North Carolina has operated a discriminatory public contracting program since 1989.  … ›

The Morning Docket

Stay up to date with the Morning Docket, a weekly highlight of PLF's best articles, videos, and podcasts.

Disparity studies get no respect

It turns out few people trust consulting firms that conduct disparity studies.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, New York City recently entered into a contract … ›

Will Cincinnati award contracts based on race?

  Last year the City of Cincinnati agreed to pay a California-based company about $1 million to analyze city contracts for evidence of discrimination. The disparity study, which was actually … ›

Will Oregon’s statistical study justify state-sponsored race discrimination?

The last time the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked highway construction contractors to comment on its race-conscious affirmative action contracting program, the response was uniform condemnation.  Male and female … ›

Oops! Cleveland taxpayers billed $758,000 for cut-and-paste disparity study

Can a city prove intentional discrimination by relying on a disparity study whose conclusions and recommendations were lifted from another jurisdiction’s study? That’s the question city officials from Cleveland must ask themselves after reading this article … ›

Feds notified of California High Speed Rail's disdain for federal law

Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation notified the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that actions by the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) do not comply with federal law.  PLF’s letter to FRA, … ›

Milwaukee's guarantee of inequality

Last month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin filed an important lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over the City’s new public contracting program.  In short, the City’s program, spelled … ›

North Carolina's contracting quotas found to be unconstitutional in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett

Author:  Ralph W. Kasarda Under the guise of its Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise Program (MWBE Program), North Carolina has operated a discriminatory public contracting program since 1989.  … ›

Disparity studies get no respect

It turns out few people trust consulting firms that conduct disparity studies.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, New York City recently entered into a contract … ›

Will Cincinnati award contracts based on race?

  Last year the City of Cincinnati agreed to pay a California-based company about $1 million to analyze city contracts for evidence of discrimination. The disparity study, which was actually … ›

Will Oregon’s statistical study justify state-sponsored race discrimination?

The last time the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked highway construction contractors to comment on its race-conscious affirmative action contracting program, the response was uniform condemnation.  Male and female … ›

Oops! Cleveland taxpayers billed $758,000 for cut-and-paste disparity study

Can a city prove intentional discrimination by relying on a disparity study whose conclusions and recommendations were lifted from another jurisdiction’s study? That’s the question city officials from Cleveland must ask themselves after reading this article … ›

Feds notified of California High Speed Rail's disdain for federal law

Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation notified the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that actions by the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) do not comply with federal law.  PLF’s letter to FRA, … ›

Milwaukee's guarantee of inequality

Last month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin filed an important lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over the City’s new public contracting program.  In short, the City’s program, spelled … ›

North Carolina's contracting quotas found to be unconstitutional in H.B. Rowe v. Tippett

Author:  Ralph W. Kasarda Under the guise of its Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise Program (MWBE Program), North Carolina has operated a discriminatory public contracting program since 1989.  … ›