Democracy loses a round

November 28, 1996

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The San Jose Mercury News, November 28, 1996

Wednesday was a bad day for democracy in California. In a shootout between democracy and the courts, democracy lost.

In a display of arrogance of a height that only judges in our day are capable, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson ordered that implementation of

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Judge blocks Prop. 209 in California

November 28, 1996

By Rusty Dornin

CNN.com, November 28, 1996

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — A federal judge has put the brakes on a controversial California referendum designed to dismantle state affirmative action programs based on sex or race.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson on Wednesday blocked enforcement of the anti-affirmative action initiative, saying civil rights

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Prop. 209 opponents aren’t giving up

November 18, 1996

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The San Jose Mercury News, November 18, 1996

Proposition 209 won by a decisive majority, so affirmative action will end, right?

Not necessarily. This is California, remember? The election was just Round 1.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in San Francisco the morning after the election claiming Proposition 209 is

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