Equality Under The Law Project

WILL proudly fights for equal protection under the law as guaranteed by our Constitution.

Open Case

Faust v. Vilsack


A federal lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional race discrimination in the American Rescue Plan’s provision to offer loan forgiveness based on racial categories. WILL represents five farmers from four states who would be eligible for the federal government’s loan forgiveness program, but for their race.

Filed: April 2021

Demand Letter

MMSD Hosts Racially Segregated School Conversations

WILL issued a letter to Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent, Dr. Carlton Jenkins, urging the school district to address the racial segregation employed at Madison West High School for Zoom conversations on current events.

Letter Sent: April 2021

Open Case

Rabiebna et. al. v Higher Educational Aids Board

The eligibility categories in the Minority Undergraduate Retention Program amount to discrimination based on race, national origin, and alienage, a practice clearly forbidden by the Wisconsin Constitution. 

Filed: April 2021

Open Case


WILL filed a Notice of Claim putting the City of Madison on notice that an ordinance and resolution creating the new Police Civilian Oversight Board imposes unconstitutional racial quotas.

NOC Filed: February 2021

Opinion: How President Biden Stands The American Idea on its Head

Rick Esenberg writes in The American Mind on President Biden’s decision to cancel an executive order that forbid federal agencies from teaching racial or sexual stereotyping.

Opinion: Wisconsin's race-based scholarships amount to state-sponsored race discrimination

Rick Esenberg and Dan Lennington write in the Cap Times on the race discrimatination in Wisconsin scholarships.

Opinion: Why 'Equity' is a Bad Fit for our Legal System

WILL President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, writes in National Review Online on the attempt to insert equity into American law.

Opinion: Madison's Racial Discrimination is Not Progress

Dan Lennington writes in The Federalist on the City of Madison’s attempt to place use racial discrimination to determine eligibility for a Police Oversight Board.