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Michigan Segregation/Apartheid Law Overturned (Temporarily)

02 Jul

Not to worry conservative folks – the fix is in on this one with the 5 Thugs in Robes of the (formerly) Supreme Court – now known as the “Cash and Carry”. The re-Segregation of America will proceed on schedule!

Appeals court panel strikes down Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Affirmative action is back on the menu in Michigan, but for how long is anyone’s guess.

On Friday, a federal appeals court struck down Proposal 2, the 2006 Michigan constitutional amendment that banned affirmative action in college admissions, employment and contracting.

“It’s a tremendous victory,” Detroit attorney George Washington said after a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled in a 2-1 decision that Proposal 2 was unconstitutional.

He represents a coalition that sued the governing boards of Michigan’s three largest universities — the University of Michigan and Michigan State and Wayne State universities — to overturn the proposal.

Not so fast, countered state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who said he plans to ask the entire U.S. 6th Circuit to reconsider the ruling. In the meantime, Proposal 2 will remain the law, Schuette said.

Proposal 2 — which Michigan voters approved 58%-42% — “embodies the fundamental premise of what America is all about: equal opportunity under the law. … Entrance to our great universities must be based upon merit, and I will continue the fight for equality, fairness and rule of law,” Schuette said.

The ballot proposal was prompted by a long legal fight brought by three white students who claimed to have been denied admission because of racial preferences in U-M admissions. The Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of the universities in 2003.

Legal experts said a final decision by the 6th Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court, if the case gets that far, could go either way…

The appeals court said Proposal 2, which state voters approved 58%-42%, is unconstitutional because it restructured Michigan’s political process in a way that placed special burdens on minorities that deprived them of equal protection under the law. White people overwhelmingly voted for the proposal, polls showed, while black people overwhelmingly opposed it.

“The majority may not manipulate the channels of change in a manner that places unique burdens on issues of importance to racial minorities,” Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. wrote in an opinion joined by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey. Judge Julia Smith Gibbons dissented, saying Michigan voters didn’t restructure the political process by amending the constitution, “they have merely employed it.”…

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2011 in The New Jim Crow

 

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5 responses to “Michigan Segregation/Apartheid Law Overturned (Temporarily)

  1. Auto 5

    July 2, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Pathetic. You know, sometimes it’s really hard to love this country.

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  2. Constructive Feedback

    July 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Mr BT:

    If a MI constitutional amendment is called “illegal” because it does not allow minorities to amass enough votes to vote AGAINST IT…………….why didn’t this corrupt MI court toss out ALL constitutional amendments?

    Can you think of another case in which the CONTENT of the legislation was not debated but the fraudulent jurists made a PROJECTION as to how the PROCESS by which it was added was illegal? (Sounds like the reasoning of “Disparate Impact”)

    With 58% people voting to implement the legislation – CLEARLY some “minorities” voted for it.

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    • btx3

      July 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      Once again you make a number of stupid assumptions with no evidence to back them up.

      The Amendment doesn’t prevent minorities from “amassing votes”, Porch – the Amendment process means that that minorities would never be able to raise the number of votes needed.

      Now I know you were too stupid in your 7 years in 7th grade to have learned this – but the Constitution of the United States has two major functions:

      1. To protect citizens against the excesses of the Government, and
      2. To protect the minority (small group idiot, not just “colored folks”) from the tyranny of the majority.

      Those Jurists read the Constitution, and understood it’s principles. You didn’t, and couldn’t understand it if it was read to you repeatedly by the combined seventh grade classes of the entire Atlanta School System serially for 9 months. Because (besides being ignorant) – You are stupid… And those Jurists aren’t.

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  3. Constructive Feedback

    July 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    [quote]Porch – the Amendment process means that that minorities would never be able to raise the number of votes needed.[/quote]

    That’s “MR StrawMandingo” to you.

    This is an IRRATIONAL conclusion by you, the ACLU and the fraudulent judges.

    Since WHEN do we look at the CONTENT of an amendment and proclaim it ILLEGAL – NOT because its content is repugnant to the larger US Constitution but because………………………those who DISAGREE WITH IT can’t get enough White Liberal Snarling Foxes to agree that they are INFERIOR?

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    • btx3

      July 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM

      Since WHEN do we look at the CONTENT of an amendment and proclaim it ILLEGAL

      It wasn’t the “content” that was declared illegal in this case, Moron.

      AND – insofar as any Amendment, whether to the US Constitution or to a State Constitution is concerned, the Courts may indeed reject all or part of an Amendment based on it’s Constitutionality.

      Here’s the secret – It’s why we have three (count ’em 3!) branches of government – which serve as a check and balance.

      If you weren’t in a “Social Promotion” district, Strawmandingo – you’d have had to take 7th Grade 6 more times…Even in that Special Ed LD Program.

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