A Horrible Racial Preference Ruling in Michigan

On Friday, a panel from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Michigan's ban on affirmative action.  In a split decision (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action vs Regents of the University of Michigan), Judges R. Guy Cole, Jr. and Martha Craig Daughtrey had the presumption to overturn the wishes of a solid majority of Michigan voters who had approved the ban in a 2006 referendum ("Proposal 2").  The idea that two individuals could presume to annul the actions of a democratic majority is troubling.  Far more troubling is the fact that, rather than interpret the law as established by the referendum, a federal court has decided once again to legislate from the bench. It is important to note that Judge Cole, who wrote the decision, is an African-American appointed by Bill Clinton.  Daughtrey, who was also appointed to the Sixth Court of Appeals by President Clinton, previously served on the liberal Tennessee Supreme Court.  The dissenting vote on...(Read Full Article)

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