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September 01, 2023

Perkins Coie and Morrison Foerster Defend Diversity Scholarships in New Federal Lawsuits

Edward Blum, the man behind the organization that successfully sued to end Harvard’s and UNC-Chapel Hill’s affirmative action admission policies, has created a new organization and on August 22, 2023 filed lawsuits against Perkins Coie and Morrison Foerster over their diversity scholarship / fellowship programs, through suits filed in Texas and Florida.  Both firms have vowed to defend their policies.  These lawsuits follow letters that Senator Tom Cotton sent in July 2023 to 51 national and global law firms warning them that their DEI programs could violate the law.

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