Friday, July 1, 2011

Affirmative Action---Back by Legal Command?

The next phase of the fight for and against Affirmative Action begins today with a federal appeals court's overturning of a lower court's decision affirming the ban voted for by Michigan's voters. The federal judges ruled by a 2-1 vote that the ban violates the equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

What is not so clear is what happens in the interim, but one thing is a certainty. This latest ruling will probably be appealed to the full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals bench or be moved up to the US Supreme Court.

Some will say they thought this issue was settled by the vote of the people, while others will maintain the the Constitution allows for remedies for past discrimination.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Well Greg, I have to say that in today's world, Affirmative Action type policies really have no place in our society. By bringing back this type of policy, we are discriminating against otherwise qualified people based on race....which totally goes against what the civil rights campaigns fought for in the first place. Affirmative Action is racist by definition: "Affirmative Action: A process that gives special rights of hiring or advancement to ethnic minorities". I think the ban should ban should not be turned over.