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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

9th Circuit Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

LOS ANGELES — Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.

The ruling marked the second time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned back a challenge to the state’s landmark voter initiative, Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996.

Affirmative action proponents, who had requested that the court reconsider its 1997 decision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that affirmative action could be used in college admissions, said they would continue fighting.

“We think the decision is wrong,” said Detroit attorney George B. Washington, who is representing the group of minority students and advocacy groups that filed the latest challenge in January 2010.



Anonymous said...

they want special treament because of their race. how is that fair? i tell ya, libs are retarded.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the comments about how liberal the 9th circuit is?

Anonymous said...

11:12, for a time it was 100% fair because for generations minorities were locked out of jobs/educational opportunities based on their race. I know, typical ideologues like to forget inconvenient truths. Although I do agree that AA has outlived its use in many arenas.