Brown signs bill that purports to overturn Schuette

Ten days ago, Governor Brown signed AB 2646 into law.  The stated purpose of the statute is return the law to where it was before the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Schuette v. BAMN — the case that upheld the … Continue reading

Michigan AG files cert. petition two weeks after Proposal 2 decision

That was fast!  After the Sixth Circuit’s horrendous decision striking down Michigan’s equal rights amendment two weeks ago, the Michigan Attorney General filed this certiorari petition yesterday to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case.  Kudos to the AG’s office for … Continue reading

The Sixth Circuit’s embarrassing decision

As we reported on Thursday, the Sixth Circuit declared Michigan’s Proposal 2 unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.  The decision has been roundly condemned throughout the legal community.  For good reason.  The decision defies both logic and common sense by … Continue reading

Proposal 2 struck down by the Sixth Circuit

The Sixth Circuit, sitting en banc, declared Proposal 2 unconstituional under the Equal Protection Clause today. Proposal 2 is Michigan’s landmark constitutional amendment that banned racial preferences and discrimination by state and local government. Think about that for a second … Continue reading

Breaking news: Ninth Circuit denies activists’ attempt to overturn Proposition 209

It’s rare on the Liberty Blog that we bring you news on the weekend, but we just received word that the Ninth Circuit has denied the petition for rehearing en banc in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Brown.  Once again, … Continue reading

Proposal 2 in front of the full Sixth Circuit today

Today, the Sixth Circuit, sitting en banc, will be hearing the case of Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the University of Michigan. This case challenges the constitutionality of Proposal 2, a statewide constitutional amendment that banned the … Continue reading

Affirmative Action: “I do not think that word means what you think it means”

Today’s oral argument in BAMN v. Brown before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco presented a new challenge to California’s Proposition 209 (California Constitution Article I, Section 31), in which a group of minority plaintiffs are seeking to … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading