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January 23, 2015

Oral argument held in Shea v. Kerry

On Tuesday of this week I was in Washington, D.C. arguing Shea v. Kerry before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  This case involves a challenge to the State Department’s discriminatory affirmative action program for Foreign Service officers.  The facts of the case are, unfortunately, fairly common.  The Foreign Service was giving prefer ...

June 22, 2010

A victory for common sense; a loss for disparate impact theory

Author: Joshua Thompson Pacific Legal Foundation is happy to report on a great victory for equality under the law.  In Oakley v. City of Memphis, the United States District Court for the Western District Tennessee, relying chiefly on the Ricci decision, held that a group of forty Caucasian and African-American police officers were discriminat ...