Federal Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban
Another defeat for those that want to divide Americans by color:
Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities was upheld by a federal appeals court panel.
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.
What happened was that they asked the 9th Circuit to revisit an earlier decision, and they said, “no thanks, there’s nothing wrong with that ruling.” And in an unusual event, the 9th Circuit is right on this one.
Ralph Kasarda, attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation who had argued against overturning the ban, said the court’s decision was not surprising since the issue had already been decided. This case was redundant and baseless, he said.
“The bottom line from both decisions by the 9th Circuit — today’s and the ruling 15 years ago — is that California voters have every right to prohibit government from color-coding people and playing favorites based on individuals’ sex or skin color,” Kasarda said in a statement.
Perhaps they thought that the current court would be more amenable to their divisive maneuvers than the previous one. Turns out they were wrong.