[VIDEO] White House Reportedly ‘Hitting Back Hard’ When Forced to Respond to Bin Laden Report Challenging Official NarrativePosted: May 14, 2015
The White House is denying a reporter’s account accusing the Obama administration of lying about the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
George F. Will writes: The marble friezes above the Supreme Court chamber depict 18 great lawgivers, including Moses, Solomon, King John and William Blackstone. Come Tuesday, as the bemused — or so one hopes — justices listen to oral arguments in a case from Michigan, they might wonder why Lewis Carroll is not included. He would have relished the Alice-in-Wonderland argument the justices will hear, which is as follows.
Although the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment says “No state shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” the following provision of Michigan’s Constitution violates the equal-protection guarantee: No public university, college or school district may “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.”
Yes, in Tuesday’s Through-the-Looking- Glass moment, the court will be urged to declare that Michigan’s ban on unequal treatment violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit —divided 8 to 7, with five dissents — has said just that, citing what is called the political-restructuring doctrine. Read the rest of this entry »