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Jun 29, 2015, 13:39 ET

POFR Announces Media Availability Today: US Supreme Court to Hear Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas (Fisher II). This is the second time the...

Jun 29, 2015, 10:26 ET

POFR Announces: US Supreme Court to Hear Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas (Fisher II). This is the second time the...

May 26, 2015, 10:28 ET

POFR: US Supreme Court to Hear Evenwel v. Abbott: Challenge to State of Texas Senate Districts

Today, the US Supreme Court announced it will take up for argument next term Evenwel v. Abbott, a challenge to the constitutionality of the Texas...

Feb 11, 2015, 08:00 ET

Abigail Fisher Files Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Fisher V. Univ. Of Texas (Fisher II)

 Today, the Project on Fair Representation, a not-for-profit legal defense foundation, filed a certiorari petition to the U.S. Supreme...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:33 ET

Project On Fair Representation Announces Lawsuits Challenging Admissions Policies At Harvard Univ. And Univ. Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

 Today, the Project on Fair Representation announces the filing of two lawsuits challenging the racial preference admissions policies of...

Jul 15, 2014, 16:29 ET

POFR: On Remand from SCOTUS, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds the University of Texas-Austin Race Preferences Constitutional

 A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found the racial and ethnic classifications and preferences of the Univ. of Texas's...

Apr 21, 2014, 13:58 ET

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State of Texas: State Senate Districts Unconstitutional

Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) announces the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Texas' state senate...

Apr 07, 2014, 07:00 ET

Project on Fair Representation Launches Websites Targeting Harvard University, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

 Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) launched three websites:  HARVARDnotFair.org; UNCnotFair.org; and UWnotFair.org. The...

Jun 25, 2013, 11:38 ET

Project on Fair Representation Comments: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of the Voting Rights Act

Today, the United States Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a portion of the 2006 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. Shelby...

Jun 24, 2013, 12:11 ET

Supreme Court Strikes Down Univ. of Texas Affirmative Action Policy

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the Univ. of Texas's race-based affirmative...

Feb 27, 2013, 11:45 ET

Supreme Court Arguments Concluded in Shelby Co. Ala v. Holder

Statement of Shelby County, Alabama County Attorney Frank C. Ellis Jr. and Edward Blum, Director of the Project on Fair Representation...

Nov 09, 2012, 16:50 ET

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Certain Provisions of Voting Rights Act

Today, the Project on Fair Representation applauds the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Shelby Co., Ala v. Holder, a case that challenges...

Oct 10, 2012, 12:15 ET

Statement Of Abigail Fisher After Supreme Court Arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas

Today, after the Supreme Court arguments in Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas, Abigail Fisher made the following statements. Ms. Fisher said, "My...

Sep 25, 2012, 09:05 ET

Plaintiff in US Supreme Court Case Abigail Noel Fisher v. Univ. of Texas Releases Video Interview

 Today, a video interview of Abigail Fisher was posted at www.projectonfairrepresentation.org and is available also on www.youtube.com. Ms....

Jul 20, 2012, 13:58 ET

Shelby County, Alabama Files Cert Petition at U.S. Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act Case

 Today, the Project on Fair Representation announces that Shelby County, Alabama filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Shelby Co. AL v....

Feb 21, 2012, 12:43 ET

U. S. Supreme Court To Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case--Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Project on Fair Representation and Abigail Fisher Applaud Decision  Today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in...

Oct 06, 2010, 06:00 ET

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Montefiore Medical Center

Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) announces the filing of a complaint against the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

Apr 27, 2010, 12:25 ET

Shelby County, Alabama Files Challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of 2006 Reauthorization of Sections 4(b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act Today, Shelby County, Alabama filed...

Feb 11, 2010, 10:08 ET

City of Irving, Texas Sued Over New City Council Districts

A federal lawsuit was filed today in Dallas, Texas challenging the constitutionality of the newly drawn, single-member city council districts of...

Jun 22, 2009, 11:47 ET

Project On Fair Representation Applauds Supreme Court Ruling On Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act

The Project on Fair Representation (POFR), a not-for-profit legal defense foundation that helped provide representation and resources to the...