Certiorari denied in Shea v. Kerry

The Supreme Court denied certiorari this morning in Shea v. Kerry, PLF’s case challenging the Department of State’s race-based hiring practice. This is a disappointing end to a very important case. … Continue reading

New Jersey doubles down on sports betting

This week, I participated in a Federalist Society teleconference call on the Third Circuit’s recent en banc arguments over New Jersey’s efforts to repeal its prohibitions against sports gambling. That call has since been released as a podcast and is available here. … Continue reading

PLF’s Wen Fa to participate in affirmative action debate at UC Berkeley

The 16th Annual Bay Area APALSA Conference will take place this Saturday at UC Berkeley School of Law. I’ll be discussing affirmative action with fellow panelists Professor Brian Landsberg (McGeorge School of Law), former Assistant Attorney General Bill Lann Lee (Civil … Continue reading

Why hairstyle requirements don’t violate Title VII in one sentence

In EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, Inc., the federal government is claiming that a business’s decision to ban dreadlocks in the workplace violates Title VII’s requirement that the workplace be free of racial discrimination. Briefing was completed long ago, and PLF … Continue reading

Racial preferences undermine the dream of Dr. King

On this day we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday commemorates Dr. King’s remarkable struggles to combat racial inequality through nonviolence. My blog post from two years ago highlights his belief in American … Continue reading

Is the NCAA ban on felon coaches discriminatory? (hint: no)

The NCAA sponsors high school basketball tournaments and prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony from coaching in them. Dominic Hardie, a black high school basketball coach with felony conviction for drug possession on his record, has sued the NCAA for … Continue reading

PLF challenges discriminatory regulation in federal court on Courting Liberty

PLF is representing parents and schools in challenging a Department of Revenue rule that prevents parents from using privately funding scholarship to send their children to religious schools. Listen to this week’s Courting Liberty podcast for in-depth analysis of the … Continue reading

A year of victories for liberty

This weeks Courting Liberty podcast provides a summary of major PLF cases in 2015 for economic liberty, free speech, and property rights. It was certainly a year to remember for PLF, with great successes in courts across the United States … Continue reading