The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed for a preliminary injunction to halt the Biden Administration’s new “Minority Business Development Agency” (MBDA). This is the first federal agency devoted to helping Americans of some races, but not others. MBDA refuses to help millions of American-owned businesses based solely on race, including businesses owned by individuals whose ancestors are from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and portions of Asia and Central America.
WILL represents small business owners from Texas, Wisconsin, and Florida in its eighth lawsuit against the Biden Administration, which was filed in federal court in the Northern District of Texas last month.
The Quote: WILL Deputy Counsel, Dan Lennington, stated “Since his inauguration, President Biden has targeted equality, seeking to replace it with racial equity. But let’s call equity what it is: race discrimination. Today we are standing up for all Americans and calling on our federal courts to dismantle Biden’s racist equity agenda, one piece at a time.”
Background: WILL’s lawsuit challenges the Minority Business Development Agency, which was enacted into law through the 2021 Infrastructure Act. This is the first time the federal government has created an agency devoted to helping some races, but not others. The lawsuit alleges that the new agency violates the Equal Protection Doctrine, which guarantees that all individuals must be treated equally, without regard to race.
WILL, through its Equality Under the Law Project, has taken aim at various programs at the heart of Biden’s Racial Equity Agenda. Learn more about this project at DefendEquality.org. The mission of the Equality Under the Law Project is to advocate for a colorblind society.
- Preliminary Injunction, April 2023
- Newsmax Interview: Matthew Piper and WILL Attorney Dan Lennington on Eric Bolling The Balance, March 2023
- The Washington Free Beacon: “Small Business Owners Sue Biden Admin for Racial Discrimination,” March 2023
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