Conservative activist sues 2 major law firms over diversity fellowships

(Washington Post) The conservative activist behind the Supreme Court’s upending of affirmative action in college admissions is suing two corporate law firms for their fellowships aimed at bolsteringdiversity, an escalation of a broader campaign to dismantle diversity initiatives in the private sector.

The American Alliance for Equal Rights filed lawsuitsTuesdayagainst Perkins Coie in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, and against Morrison & Foerster in the Southern District of Florida in Miami. Both lawsuits allege the law firms’ diversity fellowships excluded applicants based on their race, and both demand that the programs be shut down.

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