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VIDEO : Taxpayers sideswiped by Caltrans’ new racial-quota program

June 17, 2009 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Caltrans is violating both Proposition 209 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Its quota program also raises costs and squanders tax money, because bureaucrats award contracts based on race or sex, instead of awarding contracts to the lowest responsible bidder. … ...

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PLF files new Proposition 209 lawsuit directly in California Court of Appeal

October 16, 2009 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF filed a lawsuit today against a number of California agencies and officials including Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown.  The lawsuit alleges that the recently enacted Assembly Bill 21 (AB 21), grants preferences on the basis of race and sex in public contracting.  You can read PLF' ...

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BAMN's legal silliness

March 04, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Joshua Thompson Mindingthecampus has an excellent article on BAMN's (a radical group that supports racial preferences By Any Means Necessary) ridiculous lawsuit against Proposition 209. The article points out that the lawsuit is nothing more than attempt to smear Ward Connerly, a man who has made it his mission to cham ...

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Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

June 29, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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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. ...