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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN

Posted on 04/22/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT by South40

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account. That change was indeed up to the voters, the ruling said, over one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of simply wanting to wish away inequality.

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1 posted on 04/22/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40; mickie; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26
One for the good guys.

Hurrah!

Leni

2 posted on 04/22/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

But voters have to make them. This is only a partial victory.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 1:09:41 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: South40

A 6-2 decision shows tension between the Justices?


4 posted on 04/22/2014 1:14:38 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: South40

The commie’s have something else up under their sleeves. No doubt in my mind.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 1:22:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: fwdude

We voted to ban affirmative action back in 2006. Its a done deal here. The pro AA bunch have expended all their options and all they have left is to simply flout the law with the state legislature holding the purse strings.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 1:23:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
A 6-2 decision shows tension between the Justices?

Last I checked there were nine justices. Who abstained?

Ah, from the Fine Article:

Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the case, presumably because she worked on it at an earlier stage while serving in the Justice Department.

And you have two guesses which two justices dissented. Hint: Neither of them were male (although that does not mean they're not masculine.)

7 posted on 04/22/2014 1:25:25 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: fwdude
But voters have to make them. This is only a partial victory.

Exactly. It's absurd that this case even had to be litigated. The claim of the affirmative action proponents was essentially that NOT allowing racial preferences was unconstitutional. Only in liberal loonyland does that have any sort of logic.
8 posted on 04/22/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: South40
I'll give you some inequalities:

Free Market >> Socialism

Constant values >> Variable (Relative) values

Western Civ >> Islam

9 posted on 04/22/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: South40

We need a law against Affirmative Action presidents.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 1:51:38 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: South40
The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account.

Heaven forbid that everyone should have to compete on an even playing surface. The libs can't have that now, can they?

11 posted on 04/22/2014 1:56:35 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; fwdude; mickie; pax_et_bonum; seekthetruth; flaglady47; Bob Ireland
Every once in a while, as in this case, conservatives have to look at the glass and see half-full instead of half-empty.

Otherwise, it's always bitterness, sourness, dejection and negativity....and that's the description of a liberal.

Leni

12 posted on 04/22/2014 2:06:11 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: South40

The completely unexpected attacks on Clarence Thomas will now commence.

‘Worst Negro in history’: Clarence Thomas catches hate after SCOTUS’ affirmative action ruling

http://twitchy.com/2014/04/22/worst-negro-in-history-clarence-thomas-catches-hate-after-scotus-affirmative-action-ruling/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


13 posted on 04/22/2014 2:13:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

No mention of Asians and their representation, which exceeds their percentage of the population.

Although University of Michigan freshmen enrollment decreased slightly this fall, the Ann Arbor campus enrolled more graduates and undergraduates than ever before.

Total enrollment at the university is 43,426, a 1.7 percent increase that marks the largest student body in university history. Overall, there are 27,979 undergraduates and 15,447 graduate students.

Underrepresented minorities make up 10 percent of the freshmen class, a 0.5 percent decrease from 2011 and a 0.6 percent decrease from 2010.

Overall, there are 2,207 blacks, 1,785 latinos, 442 Native Americans and 81 Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders enrolled. At 5,689 students, Asian Americans, who are not considered underrepresented, make up 13.1 percent of the school’s total student body.

This year 13.5 percent of the student body —5,881 students— are considered international, an increase of roughly five percent from last year.

U-M first- and second-year undergraduate tuition this year is $12,994 for Michigan residents and $39,122 for out-of-state students.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: MinuteGal

I’ll take a victory where I can get it.

But this sets the conditions for constitutionality at the court level, at the whims of operatives, and I don’t want them to have that power.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 2:32:55 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: South40

Thank God the SCOTUS found that states were free to vote. What would we do without the permission of our Lords to determine our own future. Do I really need a contempt tag?


16 posted on 04/22/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Kagen did not vote as she had worked on the case while in the DOJ. thus 6-2


17 posted on 04/22/2014 3:11:10 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Yo-Yo
Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the case, presumably because she worked on it at an earlier stage while serving in the Justice Department./i>

Didn't stop her from opining on DeathCare.

18 posted on 04/22/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: South40

A step forward.

I wonder how the regime will try to undermine this.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 3:38:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Bidimus1

Thanks. Understood.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 7:17:10 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

well she had worked on this issue at DOJ AND they (the left) was going to loose anyway thus her decision.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 11:18:04 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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