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Dec 29, 2016, 11:12 ET Project on Fair Representation Applauds Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for Amicus Brief in Support of Challenge to Race and Gender Quotas for Texas Bar Board of Directors

Today, the Project on Fair Representation applauds Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for submitting an amicus brief in support of Greg Gegenheimer,...


Dec 05, 2016, 11:59 ET Project on Fair Representation Challenges Racial and Gender Quotas for the Texas State Bar Board of Directors

Today, the Project on Fair Representation announces the filing of a lawsuit in federal court challenging the racial and gender quotas for board...


Jun 23, 2016, 11:16 ET Project on Fair Representation Disappointed with U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld race-based affirmative action in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. The Project on...


Dec 09, 2015, 11:45 ET Statement of Abigail Fisher After Arguments in Fisher V. Univ. of Texas-Austin

The following is being released by The Project on Fair Representation: Today, Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas-Austin was heard by the U.S....


Dec 08, 2015, 12:30 ET Statement of Sue Evenwel After US Supreme Court Arguments in Sue Evenwel V. Abbott

The following is being released by The Project on Fair Representation: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Sue Evenwel v. Greg...


Dec 01, 2015, 11:54 ET Project On Fair Representation Releases Video Of Abigail Fisher

 Today, the Project on Fair Representation, a nonprofit legal foundation based in Arlington, VA, released a video of Abigail Fisher, the...


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...


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...