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Posted on 07/01/2011 9:48:42 AM PDT by Main StreetEdited on 07/01/2011 10:39:14 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
DETROIT (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Michigan's ban on the consideration of race and gender when enrolling students at public colleges and universities.
In a 2-1 decision Friday, the court said Michigan's Proposal 2 is unconstitutional because it burdens minorities. It was approved by voters in 2006.
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So...it’s unconstitutional to NOT discriminate in favor of certain groups???
And...this is where in the Constitution?
Whites only = Jim Crow and Illegal.
Blacks only = Affirmative Action and is sanctioned by our government.
Did they explain how it “burdens minorities”?
Time to cut off taxpayer funding of colleges and universities. If they have to start paying their own way, the only color they’ll care about is green.
” Clinton Appointed Judges change law voted in by a majority of voters. “
Wasn’t there a Supreme Court ruling a couple of years ago to the effect that Michigan could eliminate race-based admissions and hiring??
(Or, my leaky old memory might be playing tricks again...)
The only reason “race” is still an issue in the country is the left KEEPs it an issue. Real Americans judge each other on merit, not skin color.
I think Kafka wrote an outline for this story, but then went back to a man turning into a giant bug as more realistic.
>>>Did they explain how it burdens minorities?<<<
Yep. Unqualified minorities can’t get preference over qualified whites and Asians so that’s a problem.
Liberal judges: never letting that Constitution-thingy get in the way of a good, leftist agenda.
has to be that they have to achieve as much as the next guy?
Another tyrannical Federal judge. Bench the bastard or bitch.
It pisses me off that we do the right thing in Michigan only to have the courts step in to screw us.
Our voter ID law floated in the courts for years after it passed.
We desparately need an Administration / Congress backed up by a majority electorate to send a revolutionary message to the Judiciary. You are not our rulers. It is not going to be “do as I say.”. Structural reform rather than focus on judge candidates. Congress needs to remove jursidiction to the extent permissable under the Constitution.
Actually the SCOTUS ruling allowed the University of Michigan to consider race in admittance
“In a major victory for U-M announced June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the right of universities to consider race in admissions procedures in order to achieve a diverse student body.
President Mary Sue Coleman called the Supreme Court affirmative action decisions a “tremendous victory for the University of Michigan, for all of higher education, and for the hundreds of groups and individuals who supported us.”
In two lawsuits challenging U-M admissions policies, the court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Law School and, by a vote of 6-3, reversed in part the University’s undergraduate policy while still allowing for the consideration of race in admissions. “
This affected, NEGATIVELY, many other schools and contributed to more dumbing down of America
Were these the judges people or Holder’s people?
The judge is either an idiot or is cynically buying time. Proposition 209 in California did the same and it was upheld by the SCOTUS.