After a Georgia district court judge declined to issue an injunction earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit granted the injunction in a 2-1 decision Saturday. Robert Luck and Andrew Brasher, both appointees of former President Donald Trump, were in favor. Charles Wilson, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, dissented.
The targeted program aims to support Black women-owned businesses by awarding grants and providing mentoring and business support services – however, in Saturday’s opinion, the justices said it was “highly likely » that the program is illegal.
Blum has filed similar lawsuits against several companies that he says use the same type of racial classifications previously used for higher education admissions — such programs are likely the next target of conservative legal activism.