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Appeals Court rules MCRI unconstitutional

by: Eric B.

Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 16:14:53 PM EST


You've probably heard the news already.

LANSING — The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today declared unconstitutional Michigan’s ban on affirmative action approved by voters in a 2006 ballot initiative.

The majority opinion in a divided court said the state ban on affirmative action violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by making it more difficult for a minority student to get a university to adopt a race-conscious admissions policy than it is for a white student to get a university to adopt an admissions policy that considers family alumni connections.

Bill Schuette, Michigan's worst attorney general ever, has vowed to take this fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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I said this when they passed around the petitions for this garbage.  If you're going to ban points, you have to do it across the board; you can't pick out race and then leave legacy points intact.  This intiative was clearly unconstitutional from the get-go, and clearly a swipe at racial an ethnic minorities.  Unfortunately, it's going to probably make its way up to the conservatives Supremes who've decided similar issues relatively recently, and that this was an 8-7 decision, I believe, certainly doesn't help.


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