Edward Blum

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Director of Project on Fair Representation and visiting fellow at American Enterprise Institute

Why Is Edward Blum Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Edward Jay Blum is a politically conservative legal strategist known for his activism against affirmative action based on race and ethnicity. Blum is not an attorney. He connects potential plaintiffs with attorneys who are willing to represent them in "test cases" which he tries to use to set legal precedents. He is the director and sole member of the Project on Fair Representation, which he founded in 2005. According to its website, the Project focuses specifically on voting rights, education, government contracting, and employment. Since the 1990s, Blum has been heavily involved in bringing six cases to the United States Supreme Court, and the Court has partially or fully ruled in his favor in four of those cases. He is a key figure in the Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College lawsuit.

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