Justice Don Willett : ‘Unshakably wedded to the rule of law’

November 15, 2017 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court endured the partisan gauntlet of the Senate hearing on his nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The hearing only confirmed what has been known for some time: Justice Willett will serve the federal judiciary with integrity, wit, and commitment. … ...


The Obama Administration's logical pretzel

November 06, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

PLF continues to fight for Abigail Fisher’s right — and every student’s right — to be treated equally under the law.  We have previously blogged about our continued involvement in her case, and the University of Texas’s non-stop efforts to continue discriminating against its students.  Yesterday, the Obama Administra ...


PLF files amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas

October 11, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed this amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas—which is in the Fifth Circuit after being remanded from the Supreme Court last summer.  We were joined on the brief by the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO), Individual Rights Foundation (IRF), Reason Foundati ...


PLF secures important property rights victory in the Fifth Circuit

May 14, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Today, the Fifth Circuit decided Bowlby v. City of Aberdeen.  In this case, Debra Bowlby sought and received a permit to operate a small sno-cone hut in the City of Aberdeen, Mississippi.  Then, a month after the City granted her the permit (and she began operating her business), the City simply revoked her permit.  Ms. … ...


Discrimination in Texas


Author: Joshua Thompson The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 3 for oral argument in Fisher v. State of Texas.  Fisher deals with the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions program.  The oral argument will be held in New Orleans, and I recently published an op-ed on the case in ...