Appeals court may rehear key affirmative action case

January 31, 2001

Future of racial preferences at U. of Washington and beyond at stake

Washington, D.C. – A federal appeals court will consider whether to revisit a key question in the national debate over affirmative action. The question of whether attainment of a diverse student body can justify reverse racial discrimination arises in

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Court upholds elimination of men’s teams at Miami of Ohio

January 30, 2001

But decision also contains good news for endangered male athletes

Washington, D.C. – A federal judge has ruled that Miami University did not violate the law when it eliminated three men’s teams in April, 1999, in order to fulfill athletic gender quotas. The quotas require proportionality – that is, equal male

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Fierce foes

January 24, 2001

Mild-Mannered Will Hill turns into a tiger

By Duncan Spencer

The Hill, January 24, 2001

From the nearest corner to Will Hill’s modest row house on 14th Street Southeast, he’ll be able to see the campus of the planned “residential facility” where Boys Town USA is to house over 40 delinquent – “at

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Federal court rejects attempt to overturn landmark Hopwood decision on racial preferences

January 22, 2001

Washington, D.C. – A federal appeals court has again rejected a request to reconsider its landmark 1996 ruling in Hopwood v. Texas, holding that the University of Texas School of Law’s racial preferences violated the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee. Texas attempted to re-litigate the issue before a three-judge panel of

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Supreme Court may revisit Bakke landmark

January 18, 2001

By Marcia Coyle

Fulton County Daily Report, January 18, 2001

A recent spate of conflicting federal court rulings could soon lead the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark Bakke ruling on affirmative action.

In the past six months, in four different cases, two circuit courts and two district courts have held either

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Condemned by Justice Powell

January 16, 2001

By Carl Cohen

The Michigan Daily, January 16, 2001, p. 5.

Our University’s admissions programs give preference by race. That is an indisputable fact; University President Lee Bollinger frankly admits that “we do discriminate.” The objective, diversity, is thought to be so compelling that to advance it even racial discrimination is found

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Federalism revolution advances in Supreme Court

January 09, 2001

Washington, D.C. – The federalism revolution took another step forward today, as the Supreme Court struck down a federal agency’s expansive interpretation of the Clean Water Act in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The interpretation by the Corps, known as the “Migratory

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GOP less than firm on affirmative action

January 07, 2001

By Rod Dreher

New York Post, January 7, 2001

The race card is about to be wielded viciously against Labor Secretary-designate Linda Chavez.

“She is a strenuous foe of anti-discrimination measures, including affirmative action,” AFL-CIO chief John Sweeney said.

Huh? Chavez, like a majority of Americans, believes it is immoral and unjust to discriminate

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