Fresno newspaper calls Proposition 209 a "mistake"

November 30, 2015 | By MERIEM L. HUBBARD

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 ...


Debating race preferences

February 15, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Yesterday several of my colleagues and I attended a debate at the King School of Law at UC Davis, hosted by the Federalist Society, on the role of race preferences in education.  Taking the anti-preference side of the debate was Ward Connerly, former UC Regent, a prominent advocate for ending all government race preferences, and … ...


PLF attorneys prepare to defend Prop. 209 (again)


Author: Daniel Himebaugh Late last year, PLF attorneys won a major victory when a federal district court granted our motion to dismiss a challenge to California's Proposition 209.  Now that ruling is being appealed, and PLF attorneys are gearing up once again to defend Prop. 209 in the Ninth Circuit in Coalition to Defend Affirmative  ...


Roger Clegg hits the nail on the head

July 27, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Author: Joshua Thompson  Roger Clegg, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, has a very good piece on The National Review Online, reviewing a piece in The Washington Post.  Mr. Clegg has worked with PLF attorneys in the past, (see here, or here) and is nationally-known for his insight into race-preferences, Equal Pro ...


VIDEO : Taxpayers sideswiped by Caltrans’ new racial-quota program

June 17, 2009 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Caltrans is violating both Proposition 209 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Its quota program also raises costs and squanders tax money, because bureaucrats award contracts based on race or sex, instead of awarding contracts to the lowest responsible bidder. … ...