Skip to comments.Michigan is back with affirmative action fight
Posted on 10/14/2013 8:17:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek
One way to think of the affirmative action case at the Supreme Court this week is like this: How can a state constitutional amendment banning the use of race violate the U.S. Constitutions prohibition on racial discrimination?
But heres a second: If the Supreme Court has found that limited racial considerations in university admissions are allowed, can a states voters forbid minorities from trying to convince political leaders that its a good idea?
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I can’t afford to fight the EPA, OSHA, and a half dozen other agencies to start my own business. I should get the same pass.
That won't matter. It will still take 5 votes to uphold the affirmative action ban, since a 4-4 Supreme Court vote will leave the lower court ruling in place (which went against the ban).
Otherwise, I'm sure Kagan wouldn't have recused.
It certainly opens a real can of worms.
A financial inability to fight means an automatic win.
Every false arrest in this nation does the same thing and there are plenty of those on a daily basis.
Extraordinary burden is what our government is on it’s citizens.
Justice is supposed to be blind but not stupid.
well it’s a nice theory.
This ticks me off! We voted on this. The people, that is ALL the people of Michigan, had the chance to vote on this and we voted it down. It didn’t come from our legislature or governor, it came from We The People.
The U.S. court needs to butt out.
In a certain respect, England has it over us in that regard.
Dan Brown ("DaVinci Code" author) and his publisher won a copyright infringement suit brought against them a few years ago in England. The unsuccessful plaintiffs got socked with a multimillion dollar bill for Brown and his publisher's legal bill.
I don't know if the money got paid though.
Never underestimate the liberal capacity to tie themselves up in logical pretzels. Discriminating against these people is bad, but discriminating against these people is good. All Americans are supposed to be given equal protection by the 14the amendment, but libs are experts at getting around straightforward clauses in the constitution. Which is why they believe in that “living and breathing” constitution which basically means the constitution should mean whatever they say it means.
From the article: “If the Supreme Court has found that limited racial considerations in university admissions are allowed, can a states voters forbid minorities from trying to convince political leaders that its a good idea?”
Mr Justice Roberts was pro bono counsel for the homosexual lobby in the Colorado Roemer case some years ago. That was exactly the position that he advanced and won.