The Project on Fair Representation is committed to litigation that challenges racial and ethnic classifications and preferences in state and federal courts. Below are some of our recent cases.
Abby Fisher sued to prevent the University of Texas from employing racially discriminatory policies and procedures in administering the undergraduate admissions. The admissions policies discriminated against her on the basis of her race in violation of her right to equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and federal civil rights statutes. Read the US Supreme Court opinion (Fisher I) On February 11, 2014, the Project on Fair Representation filed a certiorari petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf…January 22, 2015
Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger, Texas voters, challenged the malapportioned senatorial voting districts enacted by the Texas Legislature on June 23, 2013 and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 26, 2013 (“Plan S172”). The lawsuit alleges that Plan S172 is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and are seeking a court order requiring the Texas Legislature to reapportion state senatorial voting districts in conformity with the Fourteenth Amendment to ensure that all votes in Texas State Senate elections will be weighted equally with…January 22, 2015
Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit, membership organization whose members include highly qualified students recently denied admission to schools including UNC-Chapel Hill, highly qualified students who plan to apply to schools such as UNC-Chapel Hill, and their parents. The lawsuit alleges that the University is not in compliance with the new Fisher strict scrutiny requirements. Students for Fair Admissions explains in its complaint that UNC has admitted in an amicus brief it submitted to the Supreme Court in the Fisher case that the school can…January 22, 2015
Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit, membership organization whose members include highly qualified students recently denied admission to schools including Harvard University, highly qualified students who plan to apply to schools such as Harvard University, and their parents. The lawsuit alleges the university is engaging in a campaign of invidious discrimination by strictly limiting the number of Asian Americans it will admit each year and by engaging in racial balancing year after year. These discriminatory policies in college admissions are expressly forbidden…January 22, 2015
Below are selected lists of amicus briefs filed by the Project on Fair Representation. Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Schools District No.1 Rick Perry v. Shannon Perez Township of Mt. Holly, NJ v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities ProjectJanuary 21, 2015