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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban
WSJ ^ | April 22, 2014 3:23 p.m. ET | Jess Bravin

Posted on 04/22/2014 4:51:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin

"Our state Constitution requires equal treatment in college admissions, because it is fundamentally wrong to treat people differently based on the color of their skin," Republican Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said. "A majority of Michigan voters embraced the ideal of equal treatment in 2006, and today their decision was affirmed."

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, filed a 58-page dissent and summarized it from the bench—a signal that the court's minority strongly disagrees with the majority.

Justice Sotomayor wrote that Michigan voters "changed the basic rules of the political process in that State in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities." In order to obtain admissions preferences, they now would have to amend the state Constitution, she wrote, while other groups—such as alumni children or athletes—could obtain admissions preferences more easily, such as by lobbying university regents or administrators.

Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the case, likely because she had been involved in the case in her prior post of U.S. solicitor general.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction
The "esteemed" New York Times says..."Racial Equality Loses at the Court"
1 posted on 04/22/2014 4:51:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
They fail to understand how racist it is to hand something to someone and go, "Here, you get this simply because of your skin color because we know you are inferior and incapable based on your skin color."

Which is what affirmative action does.
It tells people that they cannot do things based on their skin color, so "we'll just hand this to you."

2 posted on 04/22/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BenLurkin

This thread is not going anywhere when you have to pay to read the article...


3 posted on 04/22/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Just search on the title in Google.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 4:59:22 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BenLurkin

I called my state Senator today and he agreed to do a resolution referendum. HE WILL SPONSOR. We are tired of blacks and Hispanics getting preference but it is now OVER.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:00:12 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: babygene

Maybe this will work http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/22/supreme-court-upholds-michigan-affirmative-action-ban/?cmpid=cmty_plus_fn


6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:02:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

***Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the case,***

Can I say “that was mighty white of her!”


7 posted on 04/22/2014 5:03:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: BenLurkin

To which, I say....If, as a business owner, it’s illegal for me NOT to hire you because of the color of your skin. Why then should you be promoted for that very same reason???


8 posted on 04/22/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You could. But why?


9 posted on 04/22/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

since when does any minority get or deserve special treatment just for being a minority? so what if you’re a minority? why does that somehow grant special privileges? it’s time to end this stupid crap now.

they sure as hell are going to end special privileges for minorities when whites are under 50% of the population.

if this were applied comsistently, men would have family court laws on their side, and the nba and nfl would have to hire a lot more white players.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
... pudgy fat ..... ???
11 posted on 04/22/2014 5:16:38 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They never have “deserved” it and this crap should have been put a STOP to DECADES ago. The people have been against this hypocrisy from the get-go but the hypocrites in politics, education, HR depts, always ok with screwing somebody. Notice how it’s never themselves nor their Lil Darlins that get the shaft.

If you can’t compete, you don’t belong. It’s as simple as that.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: BenLurkin
From Scalia's opening:

"It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires?"

13 posted on 04/22/2014 5:21:16 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

look what has happened to America - Barack Hussein Obama America’s First Affirmative Action pResident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue washington DC. America would have been better to elect Pepe LePeuw see he is black and white too and he stinks just as well. Being from Michigan skin color shouldn’t matter. Up here in the UP of MI, the cold does discriminate by skin color. Neither does mosquitoes and ticks, they are non discriminatory they like everybody the same regardless of skin color or even blood type. now no see ums that is a different story. those damn black biting flies suck big time.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 5:22:49 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: BenLurkin
Michigan is my Alma mater. A few months back a radical black student group was threatening violence if they didn't get their seven demands met. Look for this to heat up again.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/being_black_at_university_of_m.html

15 posted on 04/22/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Darksheare

It’s not only racist but disgraceful in every sense of the word.

It doesn’t treat human beings with darker skin shades as human beings. It treats them as statistics. Therefore it dehumanizes people.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 5:37:16 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

Exactly.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 5:38:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks...


18 posted on 04/22/2014 5:41:55 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Darksheare

You’re 100% correct, but the mindset of the people handed things is that everybody is handed things...they’re just getting theirs. Nobody earns anything. Like King Barack “you didn’t earn that” Obama told the country. And basically, Obama most likely never legitimately earned anything in his life. He is a prime example of somebody elevated far beyond his competence. So a very large pct. of his constituency think the same thing i.e. “I’m only getting what’s coming to me.” That’s the way these people think.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 6:08:46 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: BenLurkin

“Affirmative action” is nothing but racial profiling wearing lipstick and a tutu.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 6:14:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
"decades ago"

Back in the sixties it was a firm belief of most media types, who were just as liberal as they are now, that the only reason minorities weren't represented in many jobs proportional to their numbers was racism and discrimination. Fifty years later we know the truth...unless standards are lowered, a very high pct. of minorities are not as competent as non-minorities.

The truth is (as always) a very difficult thing for libs to face. One of the worst things to happen to this country is people artificially elevated to positions/work they are unqualified to perform. Hopefully, this decision helps end the madness.

21 posted on 04/22/2014 6:19:53 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: hondact200

Love the Pepe LaPeu moniker you applied to Obummer. Would make a nice bumper sticker.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 6:39:28 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Mr Rogers
"Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires?"

Only on this planet...

23 posted on 04/22/2014 9:21:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

My favorite statement printed at the bottom of most corporate HR documents and websites, “XYZ Company is a Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.” Huh?


24 posted on 04/23/2014 5:59:54 AM PDT by matt04
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To: BenLurkin
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, filed a 58-page dissent and summarized it from the bench—a signal that the court's minority strongly disagrees with the majority.

No, it means their arguments are so weak that it took 58 pages of bs from the "wise Latina" to try to come with a dissent that might sound plausible.

25 posted on 04/23/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: Reagan is King

58 pages of twaddle.


26 posted on 04/23/2014 11:40:45 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
No no no no. It isn't minorities being targeted.

It is whites being targeted, and that will not stop just because they may become "minorities."

This is about holding the whip hand and that continues until the final solution...

look at the world and think

27 posted on 04/23/2014 3:35:02 PM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: bill1952

I didn’t say whites were being targeted. If you read what I wrote you and I are on the same page.


28 posted on 04/23/2014 3:56:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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