affirmative action

It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution

BY: - August 31, 2023

In recent years, some states have invested in air quality monitoring, applied extra scrutiny to permitting decisions and steered cleanup funding to minority communities that have borne the brunt of pollution for decades. Now, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down race-conscious college admissions policies, state lawmakers are facing a […]

Biden administration provides guidance on diversity in college admissions 

BY: - August 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released guidance on Monday to colleges and universities about how to consider race in admissions decisions, following the Supreme Court’s summer decision that struck down affirmative action in higher education. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, on a call with reporters, said higher education institutions can […]

Patrick Morrisey stands at a podium with a microphone

Morrisey joins AGs to threaten legal action against Fortune 100 companies using race in hiring 

BY: - July 13, 2023

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a coalition of Republican attorneys general in a letter Thursday that threatened “serious legal consequences” against Fortune 100 companies that continue to consider race and diversity, equity and inclusion in their hiring practices. The letter, signed by 13 attorneys general, references the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision striking […]