Racial Preferences: What’s Next?

The Birmingham Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, October 29, 2013 01:00 PM

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The Summit Club
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL

Featured Speakers:
Roger B. Clegg



  • Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

The Supreme Court handed down two decisions in June bearing on race-based decision making, Fisher v. University of Texas and Shelby County v. Holder. But there remains unfinished business for both, and the Court has two important cases on its upcoming docket, Schuette v. BAMN and Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action. Meanwhile, racial preferences are unpopular with Americans but seldom criticized by government officials, and indeed are supported by the Obama administration. What’s going to happen?

Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws—including the regulatory impact on business and the problems in higher education created by affirmative action. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Clegg held the second highest positions in both the Civil Rights Division (1987-91) and in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93). He has held several other positions at the U.S. Justice Department, including Assistant to the Solicitor General (1985-87), Associate Deputy Attorney General (1984-85), and Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy (1984). Clegg is a graduate of Yale University Law School (1981). He currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

Registration details:

Cost: $15 for lunch (Please pay at the door and make checks payable to “The Federalist Society”)

RSVP by Friday, October 25, 2013, to Carolyn Adkins at or 205-521-8687.

This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for 1 hour credit.