Does ‘diversity’ justify quotas? The courts say no.

December 24, 1998

Commentary

By Terence J. Pell

The Wall Street Journal, December 24, 1998

In this month’s election, Washington became just the second state to abolish racial preferences. Congress is afraid to follow suit, but it may not matter, since the courts are taking an increasingly skeptical view of quotas. Last week, by a 2-1

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HUD officials ruled personally liable in free speech case

December 23, 1998

Washington, D.C. – In a decision that significantly reinforces First Amendment protections for citizens who challenge government actions, U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled on Friday (December 18) that HUD officials are liable in their personal capacity for investigating three Berkeley area residents who opposed the location of

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