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December 22, 2015

PLF on Lou Desmond: eighth time's the charm for Abigail Fisher?

I was on the Lou Desmond Show this afternoon, where I discussed what might be the biggest case before the Supreme Court this term: Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin. PLF attorneys recently filed our eighth brief in support of Abigail Fisher, who is challenging the University’s race-based admissions policy. Listen for my thoughts ...

December 08, 2015

Fisher oral argument tomorrow

At 10am EST tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. After six years of PLF involvement in this case, you probably know the facts: After the Supreme Court’s decision in Grutter v. Bollinger in 2003, the University of Texas instituted a race-based admission policy. However, unlike t ...

November 30, 2015

Fresno newspaper calls Proposition 209 a "mistake"

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument for the second time in Abigail Fisher’s case against the University of Texas at Austin.  The Fresno Bee’s editorial board chimed in on the case yesterday, criticizing California’s Proposition 209 and blaming its passage for the lack of diversity among students in the Unive ...

October 08, 2015

Universities hide their use of race in admissions

No university that uses racial preferences in its admissions process seriously questions whether racial preferences are beneficial — or whether the undeniable costs of its policy outweigh the benefits. Moreover, these discriminating universities refuse to heed the Supreme Court’s repeated command that racial preferences may be used ...

October 06, 2015

Fisher: Is the Roberts Court playing the long game?

This week marks the start of another exciting Supreme Court term. One of the biggest cases this year is Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, now at the Court for the second time. Two years ago, the Supreme Court held that the Fifth Circuit’s review of the University’s race-based admissions policy was too deferential, and gave the ...

September 24, 2015

PLF attorney Wen Fa to appear on the Andy Caldwell show

I’ll be speaking at 4:30 p.m. today (Pacific time) on the Andy Caldwell show about racial preferences at the University of Texas and Obamacare. You can stream the broadcast online here. ...

September 11, 2015

President's weekly report — September 11, 2015

Equality under the law: Race-preferences in university admissions Pacific Legal Foundation has been leading the fight for equality under the law since its founding in the early 1970s.  Back in 1978, we argued against racial preferences in the Supreme Court in the Bakke v. Regents of the University of California. And we have been fighting for Ab ...

March 13, 2015

Making a custom suit with no client in mind: Abigail Fisher returns to the Supreme Court

Abigail Fisher’s equal protection claim is once again before the Supreme Court. Today PLF — joined by our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity, the American Civil Rights Institute, Project 21, and the National Association of Scholars — filed this brief in support of her petition for certiorari. We asked the Supreme Cour ...

October 07, 2014

An inside look at Fisher

There’s a new book out on Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.  I have not read the book, but PLF friend Josh Blackman has the scoop on an interesting story about the Fisher decision in the book. According to Blackman (via Nina Totenberg), the case was primed to be decided along they typical 5-4 split (actually 5-3 in this case ...

August 05, 2014

PLF continues to support Abigail Fisher

Yesterday PLF filed this brief amicus curiae in support of Abigail Fisher.  PLF was joined on the brief by our friends from Center for Equal Opportunity, Project 21, Reason Foundation, and Individual Rights Foundation.  Ms. Fisher continues to fight for her right to be treated equally under the law.  As you recall, last year the Supreme Court ...