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  • Justice Sotomayor and the affirmative action bitter-enders have lost bigtime(Warning-graphic image)

    04/23/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/14 | t lifson
    The American public has woken up to the folly of trying to end racial discrimination by practicing it, dooming affirmative action to a slow death, and the racialist left is not taking the news very well. That is the only conclusion to draw from the extraordinary dissenting opinion yesterday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Schuette v BAMN, the case in which the Court upheld Michigan’s law outlawing racial preferences in state-funded higher education. Sotomayor took the unusual step of reading the dissent aloud from the bench, indicating her vehemence. Justice Sotomayor’s dissent was actually longer than all the other opinions...
  • Detroit: The Shape Of Things To Come

    07/19/2013 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | July 18, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    Listen up folks, after you read the bankruptcy filing for Detroit. 1. Right now, the City cannot meet its basic obligations to its citizens. 2. Right now, the City cannot meet its basic obligations to its creditors. 3. The failure of the City to meet its obligations to its citizens is the primary cause of its inability to meet its obligations to its creditors. 4. The only feasible path to ensuring the City will be able to meet obligations in the future is to have a successful restructuring via the bankruptcy process that recognizes the fundamental importance of ensuring the...
  • Snyder: Some Detroit Creditors May Never Be Paid

    07/19/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 19, 2013l | Dave Eggert,Corey Williams
    DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says some Detroit creditors are not sure they will be repaid. Snyder was speaking Friday, a day after Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr made Detroit the biggest ever U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.
  • Government Motors Is Alive And Detroit Is Dead

    07/19/2013 3:38:40 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 19, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bankruptcy: The fundamental transformation of Detroit is complete, as socialism's theme park succumbs to government run amok, a reminder that government isn't the solution to our problems but their cause. The wisdom of President Reagan's words have been lost under an administration that believes government is the entity from which all blessings flow. So has Margaret Thatcher's observation that the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. Last Oct. 13, President Obama boasted in a weekly address about the bailed-out auto industry that, "We refused to throw in the towel and do nothing. We...
  • Judge Rules That Detroit Bankruptcy Filing Is Unconstitutional

    07/19/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/19/2013 | Josh Feldman
    A Michigan judge ruled today that Detroit filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday was unconstitutional. Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said the filing must be withdrawn and that, according to the Detroit Free Press, the governor and city emergency manager “must take no further actions that threaten to diminish the pension benefits of City of Detroit retirees.”The reduction in those particular benefits is at issue here, due to a portion of the Michigan Constitution that reads [PDF]: “The accrued financial benefits of each pension plan and retirement system of the state and its political subdivisions shall be a...
  • Judge Rules That Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Unconstitutional, Ruling That It "Dishonors" Obama

    07/19/2013 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 149 replies
    What are you going to say? Nothin', that's what. What is there to say? This is just the socialists attempting to avoid the natural consequences of the monstrosity they have birthed and called "the New America."