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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.
Racism alive and well. Without these racist programs where would Obuttface, The Moocher, and her rats be?
Interesting. That was with O’Connor still on the court; Kennedy dissented. That case would likely have a different result today.
Seeing as how liberals decry the evils of Institutional Racism, I’m certain they will oppose this decision.
Time to cut off taxpayer funding of colleges and universities. If they have to start paying their own way, the only color theyll care about is green.
yes yes yes!!!
...along with a bunch of other things, that the government has NO right to give our money to.
if a private bank, feels a student is a good risk for a loan, that’s their business. but it is fundamentally wrong to give taxpayer money to blacks and hispanics, and not whites and asians.
(aside from the constitution not making the Government a loan or grant office in the first place...)
The U.S. has already been around the block on this. Affirmative action was a well-meaning, ill-conceived program. Conclusion: academic achievement should be the sole criterion for admission and advancement. Make sure the educational system is good from the earliest grades to give all equal opportunity to achieve, but don’t pretend they’ve achieved when they have not.
That’s why we need an affirmative action case to go to the Supreme Court soon. Great chance to kill affirmative action.
Sooo, instead of may the best person win, it is now the law of the land that if you are a shiftless lazy amish lad wearing your pants to your knees and your dreadlocks in place and you put forth little effort to better yourself in high school, you will get extra special bonus admittance to colege, jobs, etc?
Near time for that little revolution yet?
And Sandra Day O’conner says itis wrong to criticiize judges, many ought be in prison or worse.
From the decision:
“Hunter and Seattle thus expounded the rule that an enactment deprives minority groups of equal protection of the laws when it: (1) has a racial focus, targeting a goal or program that inures primarily to the benefit of the minority; and (2) works a reallocation of political power or reordering of the decisionmaking process that places special burdens on a minority groups ability to achieve its goals through that process.”
Apparently, any reward of a minority group is legal, and refusing to give special treatment is banned because equal protection is unequal.
Further, any election that results in a minority group losing power is an unconstitutional election.
So Obama cannot be removed from office unless the opponent is black, since the election of a white to replace a black would “work a reallocation of political power or reordering of the decisionmaking process that places special burdens on a minority groups ability to achieve its goals through that process.”
Guess Cain is our only hope to defeat Obama, since it would be illegal to frustrate black voters by allowing a white man or woman to replace him.
Alice in Wonderland: equal treatment is illegal because equal protection under the law requires unequal treatment.
Yeah discrimination is fine when you are discriminating in a way that is favorable to liberal goals. It is too bad the constitution doesn’t go further in banning ‘bills of attainder’ and similiar types of special protections for special groups.
And, I recall that even that story had an unhappy ending.
I think you have it down very well.
“equal treatment is illegal because equal protection under the law requires unequal treatment.”
ouch. that hurts my head, just to read!
Insanity. We successfully defended such a law in CA.
So Obama cannot be removed from office unless the opponent is black, since the election of a white to replace a black would work a reallocation of political power or reordering of the decisionmaking process that places special burdens on a minority groups ability to achieve its goals through that process.
Guess Cain is our only hope to defeat Obama, since it would be illegal to frustrate black voters by allowing a white man or woman to replace him....
Representative Allen West would be even better.
The Bizarro District Court of Appeals. Up is down.The only cure for discrimination is discrimination.
That’s a good question because the implications of the court’s statement are very racist. “It burdens minorities..... because they can’t compete in a fair admissions process.”
The students she trains who she believes are the best educated and talented are from Asia and India. Their level of knowledge is far above all the other students.
“I think Kafka wrote an outline for this story.”
Or maybe the Monty Python crew...
anyone know how much the voters passed this by?
In Leftyland, “Unequal” is the new “equal”.
This demonstrates how deeply the truly radical leftist ideology has penetrated the law.
In other words, this panel of the 6th Circuit has twisted the law to say, “It is now constitutionally required to take into account the student’s race — and the legislature and people cannot stop it.”
Breathtaking. On to En Banc consideration!
They have the burden of actually having to work just as hard to get into college as white people.
How dare they admit people based solely on their character and merit .... and not the color of their skin
[So...its unconstitutional to NOT discriminate in favor of certain groups???]
Exactly, the ruling is so idiotic that it can’t be allowed to stand (in a logical world). If it does stand, the Supreme Court would be required to distinguish who the favored minorities are, that would be a pip to read. And could whites be a favored minority (ever?) if they were numerically underrepresented in a given location?
“Clinton Appointed Judges change law voted in by a majority of voters.”
The Federal Government of the united States is imposing racial discrimination.
What a f’ing joke. I read that law quite clearly and there’s nothing racial about it. No preferential treatment.
The Judicial branch is being beefed up by the RATS so they have a backstop when the electorate rises up and throws them all out of office on Nov 6, 2012.
Followed shortly by a freakish set of coincidences of fatal single-car wrecks, falling down stairs, unexplained food poisonings, and "muggings that turned tragic" among the legal community
“In a 2-1 decision Friday, the court said Michigan’s Proposal 2 is unconstitutional because it burdens minorities.”
Define and accurately quantify this “burden”.
Can’t be done - impossible to accurately measure.
So it can never be determined if or when this “burden” no longer exists.
In effect this ruling arbitrarily grants special status to one group over another.
It’s state-enforced racism.