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The Obama Administration disappoints again

March 19, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson This week the Obama Administration filed an amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas.  This case deals with the extent to which universities can deny individuals equal protection rights in the name of promoting group-based diversity. PLF, the Center for Equal Opportunity, and the National Association of Scho ...

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PLF case discussed in the Wall Street Journal

April 01, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson The Wall Street Journal published a story on the Fisher v. University of Texas case earlier this week.  The briefing has now concluded in that case, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals should be setting an oral argument date shortly.  PLF filed a amicus brief in the case which was joined … ...

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PLF attorney discusses Fisher v. University of Texas

April 05, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson   More on the case here. … ...

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Discrimination in Texas

June 24, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 3 for oral argument in Fisher v. State of Texas.  Fisher deals with the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions program.  The oral argument will be held in New Orleans, and I recently published an op-ed on the case in ...

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UT asked to file a response in Fisher

November 02, 2011 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ordered the University of Texas to file a response to Abigail Fisher’s petition for certiorari.  And, in other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. Yes, this was widely expected, but the speed with which the Supreme Court acted, strongly suggests that this case has piqued the interest of at … ...

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PLF files amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas

October 11, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed this amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas—which is in the Fifth Circuit after being remanded from the Supreme Court last summer.  We were joined on the brief by the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO), Individual Rights Foundation (IRF), Reason Foundati ...

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President's weekly report — July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Equality Under the Law Project — Implicit Bias Victory The Iowa Supreme Court today issued this unanimous opinion in Pippen v. State of Iowa, tossing out an “implicit bias” discrimination lawsuit against the State of Iowa. Under the theory of the case, because Iowa state government officials had, unbeknownst to themselves, an  ...

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PLF continues to support Abigail Fisher

August 05, 2014 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 ...

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An inside look at Fisher

October 07, 2014 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 … ...