Diversity D’oh

July 28, 2003

Some tactical stumbles on the way to the Michigan debacle

By John J. Miller

National Review, July 28, 2003

The Supreme Court delivered a huge blow to equal opportunity on June 23, but the two cases involving “diversity” at the University of Michigan may have been lost well before then. That’s because the

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How campus censors squelch freedom of speech

July 14, 2003

Under the guise of enforcing vague rules against racial or sexual ‘harassment,’ censorship is thriving

By Stuart Taylor Jr.

The National Journal, July 14, 2003

Steve Hinkle, a student at California Polytechnic State University, was posting fliers around campus last November 12 that advertised a speech to be given the next evening. The

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So much for equal protection

July 14, 2003

By Nat Hentoff

The Washington Times, July 14, 2003

Amid the hosannas for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s decision making diversity in college admissions a compelling state interest, and therefore constitutional, a NewYork Times editorial celebrated the court’s majority having “essentially ratified an existing national consensus”by “barring quotas and rigid formulas.” Neither statement

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Student disciplined for posting flyer advertising speech by black writer

July 08, 2003

By Hannity & Colmes

FOX News Channel, July 8, 2003

HANNITY: But first, a California Polytech student was charged and found guilty of a disruption of a campus event after posting a flier advertising a speech by Mason Weaver, the author of the new book “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation.” Now

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The Michigan Civil Rights Act: A Racial Privacy Initiative

July 08, 2003

Announcing the Michigan Civil Rights Act.

By Ward Connerly

National Review Online, July 8, 2003

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the text of a speech Ward Connerly delivered at the University of Michigan today to announce the start of a Michigan Civil Rights Initiative campaign, supporting a ballot initiative to end racial preferences in

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GRUTTER: The Road to Further Litigation

July 07, 2003

Michigan Impossible

By Peter Kirsanow

National Review Online, July 7, 2003

The cheers from the pro-preference crowd after the issuance of the Supreme Court’s Michigan decisions (“Michigan”), Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, are wildly premature. The strain of crafting an opinion upholding a baldly unconstitutional racial-preference program may have caused the

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Cal Poly punishes student for ‘disruption’

July 02, 2003

By Lou Marano

United Press International, July 2, 2003

At a time when civil libertarians are increasingly concerned about campus restrictions on free expression, California Polytechnic State University has found a white student guilty of “disruption” for trying to post a flier in a public area where a group of black students

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Michigan impossible

July 01, 2003

Grutter compliance may be a problem

By Peter Kirsanow

National Review Online, July 1, 2003

The cheers from the pro-preference crowd after the issuance of the Supreme Court’s Michigan decisions (“Michigan”), Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, are wildly premature. The strain of crafting an opinion upholding a baldly unconstitutional racial-preference program may have caused the

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