Reading the tea leaves on the Hunter-Seattle doctrine

April 01, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

The oral argument in last week’s Prop. 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, suggested that the justices may be skeptical of the Hunter-Seattle doctrine.  While PLF has taken no position on the merits of the Prop. 8 case, the United States, as amici, put forth a legal theory that relates to a doctrine in which PLF … ...


Supreme Court to hear case concerning Michigan's ban on racial preferences

March 25, 2013 | By RALPH KASARDA

May the voters of a state amend their state constitution to prohibit discrimination and preferences based upon race?  The Supreme Court will address that question.  Today, with Justice Kagan recusing herself, the Court granted certiorari in Schuette v. Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, another case concerning racial preferences. ...