Fisher oral argument tomorrow

At 10am EST tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. After six years of PLF involvement in this case, you probably know the facts: After the Supreme Court’s decision in Grutter v. Bollinger … Continue reading

Race-based Hawaiian election enjoined by Supreme Court

Hot off the press. Last Friday, Justice Kennedy temporarily enjoined a race-based election in Hawaii, pending full review by the Supreme Court.  Today, the full Court enjoined the election in a 5-4 decision. Ballot counting will now stop pending a … Continue reading

Standing up for equal rights in higher education on Courting Liberty

PLF is supporting Abigail Fisher’s challenge to race-based admissions criteria at the University of Texas-Austin. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time, and a ruling for Fisher could force universities across the country to finally … Continue reading

Justice Kennedy enjoins ballot counting in race-based election in Hawaii

Our friends at the the Grassroots Institute secured a temporary injunction from from Justice Kennedy today, in their case challenging a race-based election in Hawaii.  The case challenges an election process that only allows “native Hawaiians” to cast votes.  “Native … Continue reading

New study urges consideration of race in college admissions

The use of standardized tests in college admissions has created much controversy in recent years.  Do test scores predict college success? Are the tests fair to minorities and poor applicants?  Are applicants, whose parents did not attend college, at a disadvantage?  Some schools have … Continue reading

Time to set aside government race-based set-aside contracts

PLF attorneys filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week in Rothe Development, Inc. v. United States Department of Defense. In their brief, attorneys for PLF argue that the racial … Continue reading

Are neighborhoods becoming more integrated?

According to a new law review article, residential segregation has declined sharply over the last five decades. The article observes that “in 1970, 80% of African Americans would have had to switch neighborhoods for blacks to be spread evenly across the typical metropolitan area. … Continue reading

Meet three fine fellows on Courting Liberty

PLF’s College of Public Interest Law (CPIL) welcomes its Class of 2015 — Julio Colomba, Ray Nhan, and Caleb Trotter. In this podcast, hosted by PLF Chief Communications Officer Bob Krauter, these recent law school graduates discuss their background, their … Continue reading