On June 6, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order declining to review a decision upholding a California statute that, WLF charges, violates the civil rights of U.S. citizens who live outside the State. The statute grants illegal aliens the right to attend California universities at in-state rates but denies that same right to U.S. citizens who live outside of California. The decision was a setback for WLF, which filed a briefing urging that review be granted, on behalf of 10 Members of Congress. WLF argued that the statute violates a federal law that prohibits favoring illegal aliens over citizens “on the basis of residence.” The defendants argued that illegal aliens qualify for reduced tuition not because of their residence in the State but because they attended high school in California. WLF argued in response that the universities are, in fact, discriminating “on the basis of residence” because they have simply made high school attendance a proxy for residence.