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November 20, 2012

More on the Sixth Circuit's Proposal 2 decision

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 ...

September 24, 2012

PLF secures victory – Californians are still equal under the law

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 1996, California vo ...

February 15, 2012

Debating race preferences

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 ...

February 13, 2012
February 13, 2012

PLF statement on Proposition 209 oral argument

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. ...

July 21, 2010

Brief video on the Connerly victory

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

July 16, 2010

Ward Connerly discusses PLF's recent victory

Author: Joshua Thompson 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 in a civiliz ...

July 15, 2010

Proposition 209 works

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 ...

July 02, 2010

Victory in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

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 ...

June 29, 2010

Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

Author: Joshua Thompson On Friday, July 2, I will be in the Sacramento Superior Court arguing the case of Connerly v. Schwarzenegger.   Pacific Legal Foundation is representing Ward Connerly and the American Civil Rights Foundation in their challenge regarding the constitutionality of various public contracting statutes.  This cas ...