Advancing Justice Organizations React to High Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

The following is text from a release issued by the Advancing Justice organizations: The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—praises the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)….

Majority of Asian Americans Support Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

In anticipation of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) and National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) have released policy papers examining Asian American support for race-conscious policies. [Editor: This is cross-posted from the AALDEF…

API Equality Groups Applaud Court Ruling Against Prop. 8

Today, federal district court judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California’s Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution in denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Civil rights and advocacy groups, including Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations and leaders, praised the judge’s decision. Today’s win is particularly gratifying for those in the API community…