Our Cases

The Project on Fair Representation is committed to litigation that challenges racial and ethnic classifications and preferences in state and federal courts. Below are some of our recent cases.

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder

In a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number 1 challenged the constitutionality of pre-clearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act. In a unanimous decision, the Court concluded that the district could apply for an exemption. Read the US Supreme Court opinion

Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder

Shelby County, Alabama challenged the constitutionality of certain sections of the Voting Rights Act. The US Supreme court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional and that its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance. Read the US Supreme Court opinion

Amicus Briefs

Below are a selected lists of amicus briefs filed by the Project on Fair Representation. Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Schools District No.1 Rick Perry v. Shannon Perez Township of Mt. Holly, NJ v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project