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April 07, 2017

Oral argument in Edmund's challenge to discriminatory St. Louis policy

On Wednesday, my colleague Joshua Thompson argued on behalf of our client Edmund Lee, Jr., as Edmund fights to end discrimination in St. Louis. The Eighth Circuit panel (Judges Beam, Benton, and Colloton) were sympathetic to our argument that a policy which forbids black students in St. Louis county from attending the same schools as ...

November 29, 2016

Stand with Edmund

Earlier this year, ten-year-old Edmund Lee, Jr., was reading about Rosa Parks, a great civil rights crusader in her time. Now Edmund is fighting for his own civil rights. Edmund and his mother La'Shieka, with the help of PLF, are battling a discriminatory St. Louis transfer program that prohibits black students — and only black ...

September 26, 2016

PLF files Eighth Circuit brief to end discrimination in St. Louis

Edmund Lee, Jr., a fourth-grade student in St. Louis, is smart, likable, hardworking, optimistic, and a big fan of the Carolina Panthers. None of these qualities mattered when Edmund sought to continue his education at Gateway Science Academy, an excellent charter school in the City of St. Louis, after he moved to a safer neighborhood in St. Lou ...

July 22, 2016

Weekend radio interviews on Edmund's appeal and warrantless inspection case

I’ll be making a couple of radio appearances this weekend to talk about a couple of PLF’s cases. First, I’ll be discussing our fight to vindicate Edmund’s equal protection rights on the Randy Tobler Show at 5:35 AM on Saturday morning. Tune in to find out what the district court did last Friday, and what ...

May 04, 2016

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

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 ...

May 04, 2016

Livestream #StandWithEdmund

This morning, PLF will be announcing a major civil rights lawsuit from the steps of the federal courthouse in St. Louis. You can watch the press conference live here. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #StandWithEdmund. ...