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November 07, 2017

PLF and CEO model brief on racial contracting preferences

About seven years ago, then PLF attorney Sharon Browne co-drafted a model brief with Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity. The model brief is intended to be used by attorneys looking to challenge government policies that require race-based contracting preferences. ...

September 03, 2013

What about contracting and employment?

PLF friend Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, has an excellent op-ed in today’s Washington Times.  In it he argues that the time has come for the Supreme Court to rein in discrimination in public employment and public contracting.  Shelby County was a blow to discrimination in voting.  Fisher w ...

April 09, 2013

Race-based contracting is unconstitutional

So argues this op-ed that I co-authored with Roger Clegg published in the Washington Times this morning.  Here’s a snippet: Remedial discrimination makes less and less sense with every tick of the clock, as the days when black companies were not allowed to compete fade into the past, and as America becomes increasingly multiethnic and multi ...

February 26, 2013

National Review Online publishes PLF essay on Shelby County

Roger Clegg and I penned this essay on Shelby County v. Holder, the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Shelby County is going to be argued before the Supreme Court tomorrow.  Here’s the conclusion of the essay: The Left is crying that the Supreme Court of Chief Justice Roberts is poised ...

February 12, 2013

PLF counsels the Council to not use race

PLF and our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) frequently send letters to local governments that are considering whether to adopt discriminatory race- and sex- based contracting preferences.   These letters urge local governments to refrain from classifying individuals on the basis of race.   Local construction contracts should g ...

November 14, 2012

New op-ed on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

The Washington Times publised this op-ed that I co-authored with Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity.  Here’s a snippet: So Section 5 now guarantees districts that are less competitive and more polarized, not only racially but ideologically. It insulates Republican candidates and incumbents from minority voters and from issues ...

September 06, 2012

Check out the Fisher symposium over at SCOTUSblog

For the past few days, SCOTUSblog has been running a very interesting symposium on Fisher v. University of Texas.  Today, long-time PLF friend, Roger Clegg, offers this excellent contribution.  In addition to Roger’s excellent submission, UCLA Professor Richard Sander, another friend of PLF, discusses mismatch theory and offers some suggest ...

March 20, 2012

Minnesota Daily doesn't understand the Constitution

As a University of Wisconsin alum, I am the first to point out that the Gophers have lost the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe 8 times in a row, or that their basketball team hasn’t had a winning record in the Big Ten since 2005.  But, my criticism of this editorial in the Minnesota Daily does not stem from ...

January 27, 2012

Questions on race and affirmative action for the candidates

Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, has posted an article over at National Review Online titled "Questions for the Candidates." In it he notes the questions he thinks we should be asking the current presidential candidates on race and affirmative action as well as supplying model answers. Here are ...

January 24, 2011

Some more wisdom from Clegg

Author: Joshua Thompson Loyal followers of the Liberty Blog have come to recognize Roger Clegg's name by now.  As President and General counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Mr. Clegg's work has been documented here many times.   Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an excellent op-ed from Mr. Clegg.& ...