President’s weekly report — March 18, 2016

Lawsuit filed against Fish & Wildlife Service over illegal regulations When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act it set out two categories of species: those that were endangered and which might go extinct and those which were only threatened, and … Continue reading

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken the Senate majority’s resolve, which is to let the American … 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

A call to end religious discrimination in Montana’s schools

Last week, PLF urged a federal court to freeze a Montana rule that forbids privately donated tuition assistance to kids attending religious schools while the court considers the constitutionality of this bald discrimination. … Continue reading

School choice, union power, and Obamacare

I will be on the air for another round of radio interviews this week. On Thursday morning, I’ll be talking about the Montana case and our Obamacare challenge with Pastor Greg Young. You can listen live here at 8:00 a.m. PST tomorrow morning, and … Continue reading

Scrap tires and school choice

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a religious liberty case that may bear on the success of school choice across the country. The case doesn’t directly involve school choice. It’s about scrap tires and playgrounds. But its outcome may determine the extent to … 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 attorney Wen Fa talks Montana school choice with Andy Caldwell

Please tune in at 4:30pm Pacific to hear Andy Caldwell and me discuss PLF’s efforts to preserve school choice for thousands of students and parents in Montana. You can listen online here. Update: You can listen to our discussion below. … Continue reading