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Archive for June 28th, 2007

Ding Dong…..

Posted by Mark on June 28, 2007


The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

The bill’s supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants.The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.

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Diverse Supreme Court Says No to Diversity

Posted by Mark on June 28, 2007

Every now and then a blind squirrel finds an acorn. And every now and then, conservatives win one.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down public school choice plans in Seattle, Washington, and Louisville, Kentucky, concluding they relied on an unconstitutional use of racial criteria, in a sharply worded pair of cases reflecting the deep legal and social divide over the issue of skin color and education.

A conservative majority led by Chief Justice John Roberts said other means besides race considerations should be used to achieve diversity in schools.

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race,” he wrote.


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