University of Washington sued for discrimination

March 06, 1997

Law School accused of using illegal racial preferences in admissions

Washington, D.C. – Katuria Smith, assisted by the Washington, D.C. based Center for Individual Rights (CIR), filed a lawsuit late yesterday claiming that the University of Washington School of Law (UWSL) discriminated against her on the basis of her race (white)

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Whites need not apply

March 06, 1997

Review and Outlook: The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 1997 In his State of the Union, President Clinton proclaimed, "Building one America is our most important mission"...

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Texas A&M and federal agencies sued for running segregated summer program

February 24, 1997

Washington, D.C.- The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) sued Texas A&M and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) this week for operated a segregated summer science program. CIR filed its lawsuit on behalf of “Michelle Doe,” a sixteen year-old white high school student who was denied access to a science

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Prop. 209: A graceful exit for the courts

February 14, 1997

California: The referendum process accomplishes what pork barrel politics won’t.

By Michael S. Greve

The Los Angeles Times, February 14, 1997

Civil rights groups are rejoicing over a federal district court’s injunction against the enforcement of the “California civil rights initiative.” Chances are, though, that the higher courts will set aside the injunction

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Judge Henderson’s injunction

January 17, 1997

Letter to the editor

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The Morgan Hill Times, January 17, 1997

Regarding the Times’ comment in the Dec. 31 (1996) editorial that it is “highly doubtful” that the present Supreme Court will follow the precedent of the Seattle case, the basis of Judge Thelton Henderson’s temporary injunction against Proposition 209. That is

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Book Review

December 20, 1996

By Michael E. Rosman

Constitutional Commentary, December 20, 1996

In Fighting Words: Individuals, Communities, and Liberties Of Speech, Kent Greenawalt surveys a number of different free speech issues all of which revolve around a common question: What happens when a person’s expression, through words or deeds, significantly disturbs another person or persons?

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Panel rejects college’s bid for state subsidy

December 12, 1996

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The Baltimore Sun, December 12, 1996

The Maryland Higher Education Commission turned down a bid yesterday by Columbia Union College to receive a state subsidy given to other private Maryland campuses under a 25-year-old program.

The administrative appeal was filed at the behest of a federal judge who is hearing the college’s

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California repudiates racial, ethnic, & sex preferences

December 01, 1996

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NAS Update, December 1, 1996

The California Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Proposition 209, was approved by 54 percent of California voters on November 5th. Proposition 209, which amends the state constitution, says simply that “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group

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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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