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More on the Sixth Circuit's Proposal 2 decision

November 20, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Last Friday I explained the Sixth Circuit’s embarrassing decision to strike down Michigan’s Proposal 2.  President of the National Association of Scholars (and longtime PLF friend) Peter Wood, has been assembling similar reactions to the Sixth Circuit’s decision.  For example, here is what Ward Connerly had to say: There is no ...

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PLF secures victory – Californians are still equal under the law

September 24, 2012 | By RALPH KASARDA

PLF’s earlier victory in defending California’s ban on government discrimination and preferences based on race and sex was recently secured when no party to a lawsuit challenging California’s Constitution filed an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.  The case is called Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Brown. In 1 ...

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Debating race preferences

February 15, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Yesterday several of my colleagues and I attended a debate at the King School of Law at UC Davis, hosted by the Federalist Society, on the role of race preferences in education.  Taking the anti-preference side of the debate was Ward Connerly, former UC Regent, a prominent advocate for ending all government race preferences, and … ...

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Oral argument in BAMN v. Brown available

February 13, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Video and audio. … ...

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PLF statement on Proposition 209 oral argument

February 13, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This morning, Pacific Legal Foundation Staff Attorney Ralph W. Kasarda argued at the Ninth Circuit in defense of the constitutionality of Proposition 209.  PLF attorneys represent represent intervenors, American Civil Rights Foundation and Ward Connerly, in support of Prop. 209’s constitutionality.   After the hearing, PLF Attorney Ralph W. ...

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Brief video on the Connerly victory

July 21, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Joshua Thompson Below is a brief video I made discussing PLF's recent victory Connerly v. California.    … ...

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Ward Connerly discusses PLF's recent victory

July 16, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson Flashreport.org published a great editorial by Ward Connerly today. The editorial revolves around PLF's recent victory in Connerly v. California. In recent years, especially since the national debate began about illegal immigration, there has much discussion about the “rule of law” and its significance ...

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Proposition 209 works

July 15, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson The Los Angeles Times published this excellent op-ed on the effects of Proposition 209 and PLF's lawsuit to defend its constitutionality.  Here's a snippet: In reality, despite the coalition's lawsuit, the principles that underlay Proposition 209 have proved themselves correct. The belief that minorities co ...

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Victory in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

July 02, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson After oral argument today, the court entered judgment in favor of Petitioners Ward Connerly and American Civil Rights Foundation. This was the "AB 21" case where PLF challenged the constitutionality of several Public Contract Code statutes that granted preferences on the basis of race and sex. In 2001, PLF represen ...