The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejects a challenge to the anti-affirmative action
constitutional amendment prop 209. In Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
v. Brown, the Coalition looking to restore access to California schools by bringing an equal protection.
As you may recall, In November 1996, Californian voters adopted Proposition
209, which amended the California Constitution to provide:
(a) The state shall not discriminate against, or grant
preferential treatment to, any individual or group on
the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national
origin in the operation of public employment, public
education, or public contracting.
. . . .
(f) For the purposes of this section, “state” shall
include, but not necessarily be limited to, the state
itself, any city, county, city and county, public university
system, including the University of California,
community college district, school district,
special district, or any other political subdivision or
governmental instrumentality of or within the state.
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As predicted minority enrollment has dropped in Calfornia Colleges and affirmative action is on life support
if it isn't already dead. I am certain at this point any appeal to Supreme Court will come back cert denied.