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Jun 06, 2018, 03:23 ET Project on Fair Representation Files Amicus Brief Supporting 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) filed an amicus brief in State of New York, et al v. United States Department of Commerce, No....


Oct 04, 2017, 15:05 ET Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act Filed in Federal Court

Today, the Project on Fair Representation announces the filing of a new lawsuit in California federal court challenging the constitutionality of the...


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 Fair...


Apr 04, 2016, 11:15 ET Project On Fair Representation Disappointed With Opinion In Evenwel V. Abbott

The Project on Fair Representation, the nonprofit legal foundation that provided counsel to Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger in Evenwel v. Abbott,...


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. Supreme...


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 Abbott....


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 plaintiff in...


Jun 29, 2015, 10:26 ET POFR Announces: US Supreme Court to Hear Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

oday, 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, 01:39 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...


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 Court on behalf ...


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 Harvard and...


Jul 15, 2014, 04:29 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, 01:58 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 sites target...


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 Co.,...


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 action ...


Feb 27, 2013, 11:45 ET Supreme Court Arguments Concluded in Shelby Co. Ala v. Holder

Today, after oral arguments were completed in Shelby Co. Ala v Holder, Mr. Ellis said, "On behalf of the members of the Shelby County Commission, I...


Nov 09, 2012, 04:50 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. Fisher is...


Jul 20, 2012, 01:58 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. Holder,...


Feb 21, 2012, 12:43 ET U. S. Supreme Court To Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case--Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas, a case challenging the constitutionality of...


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...