Press Conference: Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Affirmative Action
About This Event

This morning, the Supreme Court issued opinions on several high-profile and contentious cases, including Fisher vs. University of Texas. AEI Visiting Fellow and Director of the Project on Fair Representation Edward Blum will host a media conference featuring Abigail Fisher later today to respond to the opinion. Ms. Fisher will make a statement regarding the outcome of the case and take a few questions.

Edward Blum has, for the last 20 years, worked with individuals and entities to bring breakthrough civil rights cases to the forefront of our nation’s judicial system. He and his organization The Project on Fair Representation (POFR), a nonprofit legal defense foundation, played a critical role in bringing two landmark race relations cases before the Supreme Court this term, providing counsel to both Ms. Fisher and Shelby County.

RSVP: To attend the conference, outlets must RSVP to or 202.862.5829. The press conference will also be available via livestream. To view it, you must RSVP and note you wish to view the event by livestream, at which time you will be sent a link to view.

Due to limited space, this event is limited to credentialed media only. 


1:00 PM
Camera Set Up

2:00 PM
Press Conference with Edward Blum, AEI 

3:00 PM

Event Contact Information

For more information about the press conference, to arrange an interview with AEI Visiting Scholar Edward Blum, or to speak with him on background please contact a member of the media services dept below or or 202.862.5829

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  • Edward Blum is also the director of the Project on Fair Representation. He studies civil rights policy issues such as voting rights, affirmative action, and multiculturalism. Prior to joining AEI, he facilitated the legal challenge to dozens of racially gerrymandered voting districts and race-based school admissions and public contracting programs throughout the nation. He is the author of The Unintended Consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (AEI Press, 2007). The book describes how in recent years the Voting Rights Act has caused minority voters to become pawns in partisan redistricting battles, diminished competitive elections, driven the creation of bug-splat-like voting districts, and contributed to the ideological polarization of voting districts.
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