Justice Alito Addresses A Federal District Judge’s Policy Of Requiring Race- and Gender-Conscious Selection of Class Counsel

Class Defense Blog discusses Ted Frank's objections to the staffing race and gender requirements for the class' counsel in the case Martin v. Blessings.

One of those objectors—represented by Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness—filed a petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit’s holding that he lacked standing to challenge Judge Baer’s order regarding class counsel’s staffing of the case.

Incidentally, the denial of review in Martin v. Blessing brings the objector’s lawyer, Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness, to 0-2 in seeking Supreme Court review this term. (We’ve discussed the Court’s earlier denial of Ted Frank’s cert. petition seeking review of the cy pres component of the Facebook class action.) But in each loss, a Justice has issued a separate statement intimating that the lower court had erred. That’s pretty remarkable.

Read the full blog post at the Class Defense Blog.