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PLF files major civil rights case challenging discriminatory St. Louis transfer program

May 04, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

The St. Louis transfer program allows students living in St. Louis County to attend magnet schools within city limits — unless the student is black. The program made headlines recently when it threatened to banish third-grader Edmund Lee Jr. from Gateway Science Academy, the school he has attended his entire life. Today PLF is proud to R ...

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Edmund's fight against discrimination continues

July 15, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

Today a federal court issued an extremely disappointing decision dismissing our lawsuit, which sought to give our client, third-grader Edmund Lee, Jr., the same opportunity to attend Gateway Science Academy as his white neighbors. As a result, Edmund will now have to leave Gateway, the school he has attended his entire life, for no other reason & ...

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Oral argument in Edmund's lawsuit against discriminatory St. Louis policy

March 31, 2017 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This upcoming Wednesday, April 5, Wencong Fa and I will be in St. Louis for oral argument in E.L. v. Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation. We will be representing Edmund Lee and his mother La’Shieka White in their quest to strike down a St. Louis policy that prohibits African-American children from attending magnet and charter schools ...