California Association of Scholars Conference on Race and Sex Preferences,

at USC this Saturday; an interesting gathering of critics of affirmative action (including Ward Connerly, Tom Wood, Gail Heriot, and others) -- wish I could be there, especially because of the discussions about the political future of anti-race/sex-preferences campaigns. From being at past conferences such as this, my sense is that this is going to be quite substantive, though intentionally focused on the anti-preferences side. I know a lot of these people from my work on California's Yes on Prop. 209 campaign, and respect them highly.