March 19, 2010

The Obama Administration disappoints again

By The Obama Administration disappoints again

Author: Joshua Thompson

This week the Obama Administration filed an amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas.  This case deals with the extent to which universities can deny individuals equal protection rights in the name of promoting group-based diversity. PLF, the Center for Equal Opportunity, and the National Association of Scholars filed an amicus brief in the case as well.

In a nutshell, the Obama Administration argues not only for the University's ability to use skin color in the admissions process, but it goes further by arguing that skin color can be used in secondary education as well.  I will blog more on this in the near future, but there is plenty of great commentary around the web.

Roger Clegg, of the Center For Equal Opportunity (who joined PLF in its Fisher brief), has two insightful posts over at the National Review Online here and here.

Discriminations also has an insightful post.

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