PLF statement on Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

(Pacific Legal Foundation submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Fisher case, in opposition to the race-based preferences in the University of Texas-Austin’s admissions program.) June 24, 2013 — Pacific Legal Foundation Principal Attorney Meriem L. … Continue reading

Supreme Court cases we’re waiting for

It’s June, and that means Supreme Court season. Over the coming weeks we’ll be looking for decisions in some crucial cases involving constitutional protections for property rights, racial equality, and other matters central to PLF’s mission. Here’s what we’re waiting … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court’s October calendar features two PLF amicus cases

The U.S. Supreme Court’s October calendar is shaping up to be another blockbuster for PLF.  Not only will the Court hear arguments in the challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial classifications in Fisher v. University … Continue reading

The Supreme Court should overrule Grutter

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed its brief in the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. As you know, PLF has been heavily involved in Fisher for almost three years. We did a video on the case.  I authored … Continue reading

Quote of the day: Abigail Therstrom

From her interview with the Wall Street Journal: After the passage in 1996 of California’s Proposition 209, which banned the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions in that state, “the system as a whole did not lose … Continue reading

The University of Texas spends (an additional) $1 million on attorneys in Fisher

It has been widely reported that the University of Texas has decided to forgo representation from the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Fisher.  Instead, the University is going to spend $1 million on outside counsel.  That price tag is for one opposition … Continue reading

Roger Clegg puts the AP in its place

Over the weekend, the Associated Press put a very silly “report” on campus diversity in California.  The “report” notes that: The effects of California’s ban, known as Proposition 209, are particularly evident at the world-renowned University of California, Berkeley campus, … Continue reading

Attorney General Holder: Preferences now, preferences tomorrow, preferences forever!

In 1963, nearly a decade after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared racial segregation of school children to be unconstitutional, the newly elected governor of Alabama, George Wallace, gave a speech in favor of state … Continue reading

What’s so compelling about diversity anyway?

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF recently filed a brief in Fisher v. University of Texas. There, two white female students are challenging the admissions process at the University of Texas that grants preferences to black and Hispanic students. In our brief … Continue reading