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June 23, 2016

Justice Alito's dissent in Fisher v. University of Texas highlights discrimination against Asian-Americans

Fisher v. University of Texas was a blow to those battling against racial preferences. However, for those looking for any silver lining, Justice Alito's dissent provides some relief. For the first time in a major affirmative action case, a Supreme Court Justice gave a meaningful discussion about Asian-Americans' place in the racial preference debat ...

June 23, 2016

Disappointing decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Texas’s use of race in its admissions process does not violate the Constitution. Justice Kennedy wrote the Court’s opinion. The decision is what you’d expect from an opinion upholding the university’s race-based admissions plan — deferential and uncritic ...

December 22, 2015

PLF on Lou Desmond: eighth time's the charm for Abigail Fisher?

I was on the Lou Desmond Show this afternoon, where I discussed what might be the biggest case before the Supreme Court this term: Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin. PLF attorneys recently filed our eighth brief in support of Abigail Fisher, who is challenging the University’s race-based admissions policy. Listen for my thoughts ...

December 08, 2015

Fisher oral argument tomorrow

At 10am EST tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. After six years of PLF involvement in this case, you probably know the facts: After the Supreme Court’s decision in Grutter v. Bollinger in 2003, the University of Texas instituted a race-based admission policy. However, unlike t ...

November 30, 2015

Fresno newspaper calls Proposition 209 a "mistake"

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument for the second time in Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas at Austin.  The Fresno Bee’s editorial board chimed in on the case yesterday, criticizing California’s Proposition 209 and blaming its passage for the lack of diversity among students in the Unive ...

October 06, 2015

Fisher: Is the Roberts Court playing the long game?

This week marks the start of another exciting Supreme Court term. One of the biggest cases this year is Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, now at the Court for the second time. Two years ago, the Supreme Court held that the Fifth Circuit’s review of the University’s race-based admissions policy was too deferential, and gave the ...

September 24, 2015

PLF attorney Wen Fa to appear on the Andy Caldwell show

I’ll be speaking at 4:30 p.m. today (Pacific time) on the Andy Caldwell show about racial preferences at the University of Texas and Obamacare. You can stream the broadcast online here. ...

September 23, 2015

PLF's Wen Fa discusses Supreme Court cases with Tea Party in Placerville

I’ll be speaking tonight to the Tea Party in the Hills (located in Placerville) about important Supreme Court cases involving racial preferences in college admissions and Obamacare. Please join us at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road Placerville, CA 95667. ...

September 21, 2015

Is the University of Texas engaging in unconstitutional racial balancing?

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court permitted the consideration of race in college admissions for a limited purpose of securing the benefits of a diverse student body. The Court reasoned that a diverse student body helps prepare students for “an increasingly diverse workforce and society, and better prepares them as professionals.&# ...

September 11, 2015

President's weekly report — September 11, 2015

Equality under the law: Race-preferences in university admissions Pacific Legal Foundation has been leading the fight for equality under the law since its founding in the early 1970s.  Back in 1978, we argued against racial preferences in the Supreme Court in the Bakke v. Regents of the University of California. And we have been fighting for Ab ...