PLF and CEO model brief on racial contracting preferences

November 07, 2017 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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. … ...


What about contracting and employment?

September 03, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...


Race-based contracting is unconstitutional

April 09, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...


National Review Online publishes PLF essay on Shelby County

February 26, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 … ...


PLF counsels the Council to not use race

February 12, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...


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

November 14, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...


Check out the Fisher symposium over at SCOTUSblog

September 06, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...


Minnesota Daily doesn't understand the Constitution

March 20, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 … ...


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 ...