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BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 04:18 PM Jun 2023

Biden on affirmative action decision: 'This is not a normal court'

President Biden on Thursday weighed in on the Supreme Court following its decision to upend affirmative action in college admissions, calling it “not normal.”

“This is not a normal court,” the president said at the White House when asked whether thought the institution had gone “rogue.”

Excerpt: Earlier on Thursday, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) said the court’s legitimacy is now in question, calling the decision “radical.”

In the opinion that broke along ideological lines, conservative justices invalidated admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, ruling they did not comply with the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4074000-biden-on-affirmative-action-decision-this-is-not-a-normal-court/



( Yep, not normal. )

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Biden on affirmative action decision: 'This is not a normal court' (Original Post) BeckyDem Jun 2023 OP
This court is not normal LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2023 #1
they are the very definition of an "activist court" Skittles Jun 2023 #2
Thanks for the video. BeckyDem Jun 2023 #5
57% of California voters are not normal MichMan Jun 2023 #3
That is regressive action and definitely not normal. BeckyDem Jun 2023 #4
The latest effort, known as Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7, BeckyDem Jun 2023 #6
I like a politician who isn't afraid of plain, honest Baitball Blogger Jun 2023 #7

Skittles

(154,781 posts)
2. they are the very definition of an "activist court"
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 04:59 PM
Jun 2023

you know, the kind repukes are usually always whining about

MichMan

(12,303 posts)
3. 57% of California voters are not normal
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 05:26 PM
Jun 2023

California and Michigan "not normal" voters both voted to ban Affirmative Action in their states.

California voted to uphold the ban in 2019 by a margin of 57-43.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
4. That is regressive action and definitely not normal.
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 05:46 PM
Jun 2023

A norm would be recognition of inequality and taking measures to address it.

I don't care who votes it down.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
6. The latest effort, known as Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7,
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 05:50 PM
Jun 2023

"Didn't we already vote this down in 2020?" a voter may rightfully ask, referring to the failed campaign of Proposition 16, which sought to undo California's voter-approved 1996 ban on using race, sex, national origin and ethnicity as a factor in public university admissions and other state programs.

The latest effort, known as Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7, wouldn't fully overturn Proposition 209, which created the country's first ban on affirmative action 27 years ago. Instead, it would allow state agencies to send the governor a waiver request to avoid Proposition 209's restrictions, as long as the exception is based on scholarly research.

The aim is to have the constitutional amendment appear as a proposition on the November 2024 ballot, when voters will decide the country's next president. To get there, the measure needs to clear each chamber in the state Legislature by a two-thirds vote.

https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2023/06/26/california-voters-may-again-vote-on-whether-to-bring-back-affirmative-action-in-limited-form

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