The Hammer: SCOTUS Right To Let States Decide on Affirmative Action

Charles Krauthammer said the US Supreme Court’s 6-2 ruling on Tuesday that a lower court does not have the authority to set aside the law that bans the use of racial criteria in college admissions shows the court wants to preserve citizen’s rights to decide such things democratically.

“We leave the decision of affirmative action up to the people, which is exactly the way you want to do it in a diverse democracy with a troubled history.”

“The court said… ‘we’re not going to have nine rogues decide that this cannot be implemented.’ But what it implied was that it would allow people in a democracy to decide that,” he said.

A 2006 referendum, in response to SCOTUS’s 2003 decision to preserve affirmative action in college admissions, struck down the law with 58 percent of the vote…(read more)

National Review Online


One Comment on “The Hammer: SCOTUS Right To Let States Decide on Affirmative Action”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Charles Krauthammer said the US Supreme Court’s 6-2 ruling on Tuesday that a lower court does […]


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