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May 14, 2015

The Supreme Court should grant certiorari in Fisher

A few months back, PLF filed this brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin urging the Supreme Court to take the case. Our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity, the American Civil Rights Institute, Project 21, and the National Association of Scholars joined us on the brief. Next week the Court will meet to discuss whether to ...

October 27, 2014

Moneyball Sentencing

University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Dawinder Sidhu has an excellent article available at SSRN about the criminal justice's system increasing use of statistics to predict a defendant's future dangerousness.  Professor Sidhu analogizes to the concept of Moneyball—or the practice of using batting statistics to predict a baseball player ...

August 05, 2014

PLF continues to support Abigail Fisher

Yesterday PLF filed this brief amicus curiae in support of Abigail Fisher.  PLF was joined on the brief by our friends from Center for Equal Opportunity, Project 21, Reason Foundation, and Individual Rights Foundation.  Ms. Fisher continues to fight for her right to be treated equally under the law.  As you recall, last year the Supreme Court ...

October 10, 2012

PLF's Joshua Thompson reports live from the Supreme Court's Fisher argument

PLF’s Joshua Thompson spoke with northern California’s Armstrong & Getty immediately after the oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas this morning. You can listen to the report here. (Starts at about 7:50.) ...

February 21, 2012

Supreme Court will hear Texas affirmative action case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will review the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. ...

January 13, 2012

With Fisher looming, UC continues to see increase in minority applicants

I stumbled upon this story while reading the Sacramento Bee this afternoon. It appears that African-American and Latino applications to the University of California system have increased (again) this past year. Even as a percentage of total applicants, African-American and Latino applications increased. In fact, the only racial group that has seen ...

November 02, 2011

UT asked to file a response in Fisher

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ordered the University of Texas to file a response to Abigail Fisher’s petition for certiorari.  And, in other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. Yes, this was widely expected, but the speed with which the Supreme Court acted, strongly suggests that this case has piqued the interest of at ...

July 13, 2010

What's so compelling about diversity anyway?

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF recently filed a brief in Fisher v. University of Texas. There, two white female students are challenging the admissions process at the University of Texas that grants preferences to black and Hispanic students. In our brief (in which we are joined by the American Civil Rights Institute, the National Association of ...

June 24, 2010

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 ...

April 12, 2010

Ethnic charter schools reject diversity in education

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda In the interest of attaining a diverse student population, may schools consider a student's race when making student assignments?  We know from the 2003 case, Grutter v. Bollinger, that the Supreme Court says yes, at least for law schools.  In Grutter, the Court held that diversity is a compelling state inte ...