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WILL starts new litigation center to challenge race discrimination, Critical Race Theory

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty has started a new litigation center to challenge race discrimination, quotas and Critical Race Theory.

The conservative law firm announced its Equality Under the Law Project on Wednesday. The project comes in response to various policies and programs put forward by federal and state governments, cities and school districts.

Rick Esenberg, WILL president and general counsel, said governments are “instituting race discrimination in the name of progress and equity.” He called it a radical ideology that’s incompatible with American constitutional law and is undermining bedrock principles.

Since January, WILL has represented 34 clients from 15 states who fit the mission of the Equality Under the Law Project, according to its website. One recent case resulted in a federal appeals court ruling in favor of WILL in a lawsuit that sought to stop President Joe Biden’s from giving priority status for COVID-19 relief to restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities.

Dan Lennington, WILL deputy counsel, said equality is under attack by government officials and businesses, and Americans are faced with new threats of unlawful discrimination every day.


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Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at [email protected]

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