State Bar of California must produce records … probably

December 19, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sander v. State Bar of California.  In this case, longtime PLF friend and author of Mismatch, Professor Richard Sander, seeks data from the State Bar that would reveal whether racial preferences harm the students that receive them.  According to Professor Sander, recipients of racial pref ...


Oral argument held in Sander v. State Bar of California

October 11, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sander v. State Bar of California.  This case concerns whether the State Bar is a public agency that is required to disclose documents when presented with a Public Records Act request.  The “Sander” in the case is longtime PLF friend, Richard Sander. In addition ...


"The Battle for Equality"

November 11, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Author: Joshua Thompson That's the title of a new article in California Lawyer, a magazine sent to me for free as an active member of the California bar.  But this is not just an article in a magazine.  California lawyers who read the article, can answer a few questions about it, send in a check for … ...