SCOTUS Says States Don’t Have to Racially Discriminate
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Breaking: Supreme Court upholds MI ban on affirmative action in college admissions « Hot Air

What government enacts, it can repeal, says the Supreme Court in upholding the Michigan referendum that ended affirmative action in college admissions. In a stunning 6-2 decision, Justice Steven Breyer joined the conservative jurists in ruling that while the Constitution allows states to use affirmative action for admissions, it does not require states to do so:

And, of course, I don’t believe the Constitution permits state-mandated racism as policy at all, but I’ll take this decision, even as based on flawed reasoning as it is.

Sotomayor read her dissent aloud in the court, usually a sign of significant displeasure with the result. At 58 pages, her dissent went longer than the opinion and the concurrences combined.

When you are a wise and mouthy Latina, you do tend to go on.  It’s called “smothering them in a blizzard of bullshit.”

 

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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