University of Michigan Wins Delay in Prop 2

It appears that once again a judge has dediced to overrule the vote of the people in regards to a bill/proposition that was passed.  I have written previously here in regards to the University of Michigan trying to delay when Proposal 2 went into affect until after the current enrollement period.

Apparently a judge decided that it was ok to set a different date for Prop 2 to become effective. From an article in the Ann Arbor news:

On Nov. 7, 58 percent of Michigan voters favored Proposal 2, an amendment to the state constitution that bans racial and gender preferences in public education, public hiring and the awarding of public contracts. It takes effect Saturday.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson approved the delay for college admissions in a ruling issued Tuesday. It was negotiated between state officials, universities and the pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, which had filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposal 2 on the day after the election. The delay approved by Lawson applies only to admissions and financial aid and expires no later than July 1.

So even though the people of Michigan voted w/ over 50% saying they wanted the bill to become law this Saturday, the courts have decided that it was ok to delay this until July 1.

Continuing reading the article it seems that the ACLU and NAACP is now involved in the case trying to get the Supreme Court to over rule it:

Also Tuesday, the NAACP and ACLU entered the legal wrangling over Proposal 2, filing a separate lawsuit asking for a ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the U.S. Constitution permits some university affirmative action, despite the state ban.

Great just what we need….


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