Supreme Court dodges affirmative action decision!

The U.S. Supreme Court dodged the issue of admissions based on affirmative action at the University of Texas in Austin, which allows discrimination in at least 25% of its openings by giving preference to students based on their race, ethnicity and other nonacademic standards in the name of increasing diversity . Excerpt: The high court ordered the appeals court to take another look at the case of Abigail Fisher, a white Texan who was not offered a spot at the university’s flagship Austin campus in 2008. Fisher has since received her...

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Obama’s NLRB appointments ruled unconstitutional

According to the February Patriot Post, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that Barack Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional because the Senate was actually in session when those appointments took place. Therefore, the president did not secure the required advice and consent of that body. Excerpt: Since the ruling leaves the NLRB without a quorum, it immediately vacates an NLRB decision against Noel Canning, the soda bottler and...

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Obamacare’s legal battles against religious freedom continue

The December 21st Patriot Post continues to report on the battles against religious freedom that Obamacare is starting in America. The freedom that individuals and groups are seeking will eventually wind up in the Supreme Court. Excerpts: Courts in New York and Washington, DC, have ordered in separate lawsuits that the Obama administration must make good on its promise to create rules exempting religious institutions from the ObamaCare contraception- and abortion-coverage mandate. Up until now, all religious groups had to go on was a vague...

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Is Affirmative Action a violation of equal protection clause?

The Supreme Court term that began this Monday will deal once again with affirmative action, since many colleges now allegedly discriminate against majority students, with set-asides for minorities, regardless of student’s national test scores and placement tests results. In Fisher v. University of Texas, to be argued Oct. 10, the court will weigh Texas’ limited use of race to help fill out its incoming classes. The outcome could result in a major cutback in the use of racial preferences at the nation’s colleges. Diversity on...

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Poll – Campaign contributions should be limited – Not!

Media continues to try to form public opinion on Freedom of Speech as defined by the Supreme Court in its 5-4 decision in Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission, which excluded independent spending limits on corporations and unions for political elections up to election day, calling it a constitutionally protected form of political speech. Excerpts from Rockford RegisterStar: More than 8 in 10 Americans in a poll by The Associated Press and the National Constitution Center support limits on the amount of money given to groups that...

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