Equality Under The Law Project

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

Open Case

Blaska v. Madison

WILL filed a federal lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against the City of Madison after the City established a Police Civilian Oversight Board that imposes unconstitutional racial quotas.

Filed: June 2021

Demand Letter



WILL issued a letter to the Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) and the City of Sun Prairie urging the government bodies to drop the use of racially segregated “affinity groups” for a public community conversation.

Sent: June 2021

Public Comment

Public Comment to Department of Education: Critical Race Theory Wrong for Public Schools


WILL submitted public comment to the United States Department of Education against the adoption of a proposed grant program to prioritize Critical Race Theory in federally funded American History and Civics Education.

Filed: May 2021

Open Case

Jake's Bar & Grill et. al. v. Guzman


A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Tennessee restaurant owner against the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) over race and gender discrimination in the administration of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 billion program authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Filed: May 2021

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

The Federalist: Banning Critical Race Theory Is A Good Step, But It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

WILL Bradley Freedom Fellow, Shannon Whitworth, writes in The Federalist on his experience with Critical Race Theory in the classroom.

National Review: The Biden Administration’s Threat to Equality under the Law

WILL Deputy Counsel, Dan Lennington, writes in National Review on the critical importance of fighting back against the Biden administration’s racial equity agenda.

RealClear: Critical Race Theory Has No Place in Our Schools

Rick Esenberg and Dan Lennington highlight the legal and moral danger of new Department of Education policies pushing Critical Race Theory in public schools.

USA TODAY: Joe Biden's COVID debt relief for farms doesn't apply to white farmers. That's wrong.

WILL Bradley Freedom Fellow, Shannon Whitworth, and Wisconsin farmer Christopher Baird explain my new racial discrimination cannot be the answer to historical racial discrimination.

WSJ Editorial: Stopping Racial Bias in Covid Relief

WSJ editorial board highlight’s WILL’s recent court victory in fight against racial discrmination in federal COVID aid to restaurants.

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.