There’s no such thing as “careful” discrimination

PLF friend Jennifer Gratz published an op-ed in the Washington Times today on the Administration’s desire to see racial preferences continue indefinitely.  Here’s a snippet: In today’s increasingly pluralistic society, race usually does not — and certainly should not — determine what … Continue reading

It’s a “failure” to be white

The latest episode of Idiotic College Administrators, brings us this disgrace from the President of Western Washington University: “[I]f in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university.” It seems the President of WWU, Bruce … Continue reading

Coverage of PLF at the Supreme Court for Schuette

Last week I was in Washington, D.C. for the oral argument in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.  This is the case that is challenging whether voters have the right to prohibit racial preferences by government.  In 1996, California voters becase the … Continue reading

The EEOC continues to take a beating in the Kaplan case

A few months back I reported on the case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (Kaplan).  This is the case where Kaplan instituted a policy of running credit checks for applicants to certain positions that … Continue reading

Contracting preferences, the 49ers, and Proposition 209

This morning we learned that some “civil rights groups,” — i.e. groups that think skin color should factor into government decision making — have complained to the City of Santa Clara, the NFL, and, the San Francisco 49ers, that there are … Continue reading

The Caltrans Local Assistance Program: Money for discrimination

Earlier this week I participated in oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for our case in Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter v. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  As a condition of taking federal highway … Continue reading

More on the Sixth Circuit’s Proposal 2 decision

Last Friday I explained the Sixth Circuit’s embarrassing decision to strike down Michigan’s Proposal 2.  President of the National Association of Scholars (and longtime PLF friend) Peter Wood, has been assembling similar reactions to the Sixth Circuit’s decision.  For example, here … Continue reading

Is Obama’s victory a sign of “racial progress?”

Following Obama’s victory last week, Ilya Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy wrote that “it’s certainly a sign that racism has greatly declined, and that African-Americans are more fully accepted in mainstream American society than ever before.”  There is a certain … Continue reading

The Fisher oral argument: Meeting Abigail Fisher

Here at Pacific Legal Foundation, we have been following the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case for years.  The oral argument is now a little over a week away.  I will be traveling to the Supreme Court that … Continue reading