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US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban
WLNS.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | AP

Posted on 11/15/2012 1:10:12 PM PST by cripplecreek

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A federal appeals court struck down the ban on affirmative action approved by voters in 2006.

The court says the ban puts an extraordinary burden on those who have to mount a long expensive campaign if they want to protect it.

1 posted on 11/15/2012 1:10:20 PM PST by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

C’mon White people. Lets find a place to go already.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 1:13:13 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Just when you big meanies thought you could get away with something at the ballot box.

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3 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DwFry

Agreed. I just witnessed the most egregious ‘election’ (voter fraud) ever perpetrated on any nation, EVER. Did anyone really think for one second that 0bama would leave the White House?


4 posted on 11/15/2012 1:15:01 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cripplecreek

:: The court says the ban puts an extraordinary burden on those who have to mount a long expensive campaign if they want to protect it. ::

And when dealing with government regulators such as the EPA (as I do daily), we are always told, “financial burdens are no defense in efforts to comply”.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 1:15:08 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: cripplecreek
"a federal right that all citizens "have equal access to the tools of political change.""

I'm unclear on whether that is within the Constitutional Umbra or Penumbra.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 1:15:45 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: cripplecreek

Obumer’s plan working just fine.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 1:15:57 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: cripplecreek

Since anthropologists claim mankind moved out of Africa and spread throughout the world, then everyone can claim to be African-American and get a piece of the affirmative action pie


8 posted on 11/15/2012 1:16:26 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

discrimination is okay, the leftists say


9 posted on 11/15/2012 1:17:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FRiends
46 days is long enough.
Let's end this FReepathon!



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10 posted on 11/15/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Paladin2

Yeah Its kinda funny. I thought I was using the available tools when I voted in favor of the ban 6 years ago. I didn’t know I was being unfair.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 1:21:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

This is exactly where states need to start pushing back against federal tyrrany. C’mon Michigan tell that judge to blow it out is backside and enforce his little order if he can.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 1:21:28 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Paladin2

“a federal right that all citizens “have equal access to the tools of political change.”

That the smelly hairy Obama does that mean?

And that, dear readers, is ample proof that the writer of this opinion is most certainly using the actions suspected of many of our “affirmative action” employees.

If anyone even thinks of respecting judges after this, think again.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 1:21:46 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: All

AP - Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could not be an issue in choosing students.

In an 8-7 decision, the court said the 2006 amendment to the Michigan Constitution is illegal because it presents an extraordinary burden to opponents who would have to mount their own long, expensive campaign through the ballot box to protect affirmative action.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:23 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cripplecreek

Obama gets “re-elected” and the blacks get favored.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
"C’mon Michigan tell that judge to blow it out is backside and enforce his little order if he can."

Firearms hunting season opens soon. Lots of folks at the range training.

16 posted on 11/15/2012 1:26:13 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Da Coyote

Its crap anyway. the national group By any means necessary and the university of Michigan are the two down trodden groups that have fought us every step of the way.

Maybe Mitt Romney should file suit and declare that it was an unfair burden to expect him to overcome vote fraud.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Blacks is in charge now.

White helped put the there. Get used to it or get ready to stop it.Zimbabwe here we come.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 1:28:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Paladin2

Firearm deer season opened today.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 1:29:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the decision opinion basically says “It’s unconstitutional because the pro-ponents of A-A lost the election.”? Seriously??


20 posted on 11/15/2012 1:29:34 PM PST by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: alancarp

Quick... somebody appeal last week’s Presidential election with this group of robes... maybe it will be unconstitutional that Obama won.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 1:33:19 PM PST by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: DwFry
Indeed. But where? There isn't anywhere left to go.

In the long term, human beings have only three strategies to cope with situations where groups in conflict must occupy the same geographic area:

1. Partition (violent or peaceful, often impossible and seldom successful).
2. Migration (always works but there must be somewhere to go).
3. Google "Hutus and Tutsies." 'Nuff said.

The Left imagines an infalliable fourth method that involves positive vibrations, rainbows, unicorns and Skittles, where everyone gets exactly what they want and still arrive home in time for supper. Sadly this scheme exists on in their fantasy world.

22 posted on 11/15/2012 1:36:08 PM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: cripplecreek

So according to the court, *everybody* has a right to the tool known as “affirmative action?”

That is going to be news to the many associations and government-funded organs for the advancement of segregation.

So according to the court, *everybody* has a right to the tool known as “union elections?”

The UAW is going to be surprised to discover that *all of us* now have the right to vote in union elections. *SO COOL!* We don’t need to prove that we are citizens, and we don’t need any photo ID, and we don’t need to prove that we work - because the unions certainly have no requirement that voters are working!

Eureka!

We can *ALL* vote now in *ANY* political election!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 1:37:31 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Like the judge who denied an Allen West motion in Palm Beach county said "the legislature, not courts, sets election procedures".. THEN WHY DO THE COURTS OVERTURN STATE VOTER I.D. LAWS, HUH?!!!!!!
24 posted on 11/15/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cripplecreek

At the crack of dawn?


25 posted on 11/15/2012 1:39:36 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Paladin2

I think it officially opened at 7:20 am or thereabouts.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 1:41:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“.... is illegal because it presents an extraordinary burden to opponents who would have to mount their own long, expensive campaign through the ballot box to protect affirmative action.”

Hmmm...would think that should nullify a HUGE portion of Federal Regulatory Law...


27 posted on 11/15/2012 1:41:50 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Venturer

If Blacks be in charge, WE BE DA MINORTEE!!! WHERE’S MY OBAMAFONE!!


28 posted on 11/15/2012 1:42:38 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Actually, the USSC flipped that on the vacant lot EPA wanted to say was a wetland ~ there EPA said it was too 'spensive to buy it but they could regulate the owners into the dirt with legal costs for cross suits.

Interesting to see this show up in an affirmative action case ~ but there you have it.

29 posted on 11/15/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Uncle-Tom House-Negro

30 posted on 11/15/2012 1:44:04 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cripplecreek

The 21st Century George Wallaces say:

Discrimination now! Discrimination forever!


31 posted on 11/15/2012 1:44:22 PM PST by relictele
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To: Venturer

“...Zimbabwe here we come...”

Well those Michigan fellas came down here during the 1861-65 war and laid waste to Tennessee and much of the South but NOW they don’t like the way the wind is blowing. We could have told you what it was like to live under Black bureaucrats as we did during the so-called Reconstruction.

As former CSA General Jubal Early said “What a gentle institution slavery must have been to have so well prepared the Negro for the ballot box.”


32 posted on 11/15/2012 1:44:38 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: mo

This poor suffering international group were the primary opponents of the ban.

http://www.bamn.com/


33 posted on 11/15/2012 1:45:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Actually, the way federal regulations are written if you were born in a part of North America ever subject to the authority of the King of Spain, then you can claim to be an Hispanic.

Most folks making a claim of special privilege for hispanics really don't know their history since EVERYBODY born in the USA was born in a part of NA which was subject to the authority of the KIng of Spain.

While employed by the federal government I regularly put in appeals of my categorization when the boss would send in a form every year saying I was something else.

They'd ignore it.

One law suit by someone demanding privileges and being denied those privileges where Hispanic status is at issue would seem to be ripe.

34 posted on 11/15/2012 1:48:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: TexasCajun
"Uncle-Tom House-Negro "

Oreo Republican to boot.

35 posted on 11/15/2012 1:50:49 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: muawiyah

I always laughed at the native born (”white”) South Africans who would try to claim being an “African-American” here in the US. Drove the HR folks nutz. LOL


36 posted on 11/15/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: cripplecreek

This has to be by affirmative action lawyer/judges. To have a mindset that says one part of society must have unburdened rights over another part of society with burden of need for voting is preposterous. Only from a distorted view of social justice could such a decision be made. If possible this needs to try for remedy higher up.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 1:56:03 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Paladin2

Note that Mrs. HorseFace Ketchup JF’nK is an African-American.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 1:56:03 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: noinfringers2

I’m already e-mailing tweeting it to every screaming conservative I can think of who has a radio show.

What an insane ruling. Losing at the ballot box is unfair?


39 posted on 11/15/2012 1:58:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

How the hell can a US District oourt strike down a law that requires everyone be treated equally? (rhetorical question)


40 posted on 11/15/2012 2:00:45 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: cripplecreek

America needs a tax strike.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 2:04:29 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Paladin2

On my college application to the UofMN I stated that I am North Atlantic Islander. I got calls and letters wanting to know if I needed any special accomodations or cultural days etc. Not once did they ask what island in the north Atlantic I came from. Great Britain is an island in the north Atlantic.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 2:07:37 PM PST by Docbarleypop
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To: Monterrosa-24

“Well those Michigan fellas came down here during the 1861-65 war and laid waste to Tennessee and much of the South but NOW they don’t like the way the wind is blowing. “

Yeah...That was actually people from Ohio pretending to be from Michigan. Honest!


44 posted on 11/15/2012 2:08:41 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
So it’s illegal because the other side is broke?

Which in itself is a lie. The primary opposition was "BAMN" (By An Means Necessary) and the University of Michigan.
45 posted on 11/15/2012 2:08:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Conservatism can’t survive for the long-term, if leftist activist judges are allowed to survive for the long-term, too! How can leftist activist judges and all of their ongoing behaviors, finally, come to an end, too?


46 posted on 11/15/2012 2:13:28 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Obama gets “re-elected” and the blacks get favored.”

This was around long before Obama was elected; W spoke out against it but did nothing.

It is economic warfare that is driving whites into extinction; we just reaped the benefits again on Election Day.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 2:13:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Paladin2
Portugal has an enormous number of people who are of substantial African ancestry ~ mostly in the South where they had plantation society.

They technically don't qualify ~ to be negros

48 posted on 11/15/2012 2:13:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
How can leftist activist judges and all of their ongoing behaviors, finally, come to an end, too?

By taking over right at the source of their production. That means voting conservatives into all the elected college administrative positions and state boards of education.
49 posted on 11/15/2012 2:16:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The court says the ban puts an extraordinary burden on those who have to mount a long expensive campaign if they want to protect it.”

WTFreak? Since when is a law upheld on the basis of legal fees? Tar and feathers was the founders response to BS like this.


50 posted on 11/15/2012 2:43:40 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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