PLF continues to support Abigail Fisher

Yesterday PLF filed this brief amicus curiae in support of Abigail Fisher.  PLF was joined on the brief by our friends from Center for Equal Opportunity, Project 21, Reason Foundation, and Individual Rights Foundation.  Ms. Fisher continues to fight for her right … Continue reading

Racial preferences are set for extinction

Over the past year, advocates of racial preferences have suffered so many setbacks that racial preferences are becoming extinct. … Continue reading

PLF files amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed this amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas—which is in the Fifth Circuit after being remanded from the Supreme Court last summer.  We were joined on the brief by the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), the Center … Continue reading

Preliminary Fisher round-up

It’s only been a few hours since the Court announced its 7-1 opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas.  The Court upheld (for the time being) diversity in education as a legitimate goal that universities could pursue, but instructed the … Continue reading

PLF in court fighting against San Francisco’s racial preferences

On November 16, in San Francisco County Superior Court, department 302, at 9:30 a.m., the court will hear oral argument on the cross-motions for summary judgment in the case called Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  At the … Continue reading

Racial preferences and academic mismatch at the University of Oklahoma

On Monday, the Center for Equal Opportunity released a study showing that the University of Oklahoma granted racial preferences in student admissions in law, undergraduate and medical school. According to the study, minority students were admitted to undergraduate school despite having … Continue reading

The government can’t shield wrongly decided cases from the Constitution

During the Fisher oral argument (previously summarized here), Justice Breyer directly asked Abigail Fisher’s (the young woman who was denied admission to UT because of her race) lawyer whether the case that authorizes this unconstitutional discrimination should be overruled: JUSTICE … Continue reading

The Fisher oral argument: Social science shouldn’t trump equal protection

As avid Liberty Blog readers know, PLF has been thoroughly covering the developments in Fisher, which will be argued before the Supreme Court in a matter of days. In light of that case, it is important to reflect on how … Continue reading

The Fisher oral argument: Race-neutral alternatives

Next week, in Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court will consider whether the university’s admissions policies and procedures which grant preferences to students of certain races and ethnic backgrounds violate the Equal Protection Clause. Colleges grant racial preferences in admissions … Continue reading