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AEF Unsuccessful in Challenge to Racial Preferences in College Admissions
June 24, 2016
In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas upheld the University of Texas’ practice of giving admission preferences based upon race and ethnicity. The Allied Educational Foundation and its partner in this case, Judicial Watch, argued that race-based admissions policies are irrational, destructive and are based on illegitimate racial theories. The decision promotes the notion of racial inequality, is racially inflammatory and undermines the rule of law. We believe that preferences based on ra...
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Allied Educational Foundation Wins Case to Prevent Excessive Civil Award From Harming Americans
June 16, 2016
AEF is pleased to report a victory in the Oregon high court in the case of Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart, inc., in which we partnered with the Washington Legal Foundation. The court held that the Oregon State Legislature could impose reasonable limits on "non-economic" damage in a tort action (such as pain and suffering and punitive damages). Why is this important? The moving party trying to eliminate limits on judgments is the plaintiffs' bar because plaintiffs’ lawyers generally get paid a large contingency fee and seek to maximize jury awards and their resulting l...
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