It's time for the Supremes to strike again! Nope, not the singing Supremes, but the same Supremes that appointed King George to the POTUS...The same court Boy George has packed with the likes of Sc-Alito and Roberts not too mention all the lower courts and most of the DOJ with the Attorney-Gate Scandal...From Yahoo News...
Court limits schools on race, stops execution
Thu Jun 28, 4:42 PM ET
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected school assignment plans that take account of students' race in two major public school districts. The decisions could imperil similar plans nationwide. The Court also blocked the execution of a Texas killer whose lawyers argued that he should not be put to death because he is mentally ill.
Today is probably the Court's last session until October.
The school rulings in cases affecting schools in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle leave public school systems with a limited arsenal to maintain racial diversity.
The court split, 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts announcing the court's judgment. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissent that was joined by the court's other three liberals.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion in which he said race may be a component of school district plans designed to achieve diversity.
He agreed with Roberts that the plans in Louisville and Seattle went too far. He said, however, that to the extent that Roberts' opinion could be interpreted as foreclosing the use of race in any circumstance, "I disagree with that reasoning."
The two school systems in Thursday's decisions employ slightly different methods of taking students' race into account when determining which school they would attend. MORE!
A demonstrator holds up a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on lawsuits by parents in Louisville and Seattle who are challenging policies that use race to help determine where children go to school in the Dec. 4, 2006 file photo. Nearly seven months have gone by since the Supreme Court heard arguments about public school integration plans. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
I had to add this from Crooks & Liars:
CNN’s analyst Jeffrey Toobin described today’s decision by the Supreme Court shortly after it was handed down. He also described the deep divide that has erupted between the judges and Justice Breyer was not holding back. I’m posting the full video clip for complete context.
Breyer: You’ve got to be kidding me….Never in the history of the court have so few—done so much—so quickly.
Toobin said Justice Breyer was talking about Chief Justice Roberts and Alito…who were not too happy about Breyer’s opinion. MORE!They also had a compilation of the Supremes other hit's they have churned out so far this year...
I don't know...Maybe these other parents are afraid the black kids will out do them...I mean we as black people have to perform twice as hard anyway...Maybe they are getting this in place just in case Shrub gets his immigration bill passed?
"Coon-fused" and misguided Justice Thomas (Clarence Thomas...Clarence Thomas...Clarence Thomas) had this lil' nugget of wisdom to impart from Daily Kos:
Justice Thomas explains that schools in which blacks are racially isolated might actually be a good thing for such students, and gets snippy with the Court's liberals: "Regardless of what Justice Breyer's goals might be, this Court does not sit to 'create a society that includes all Americans' or to solve the problems of 'troubled inner city schooling'. We are not social engineers. The United States Constitution dictates that local governments cannot make decisions on the basis of race. Consequently, regardless of the perceived negative effects of racial imbalance, I will not defer to legislative majorities where the Constitution forbids it.... Justice Breyer's good intentions, which I do not doubt, have the shelf life of Justice Breyer's tenure. Unlike the dissenters, I am unwilling to delegate my constitutional responsibilities to local school boards and allow them to experiment with race-based decision making on the assumption that their intentions will forever remain as good as Justice Breyer's." MORE! My Emphasis (Good Read!)
That is the whole of the problem and the reason for affirmative action because people cannot and will not play fair and their intentions always have to be scrutinized...We have seen the the results of their intentions over and over and they are not good and will not be if there is no oversight!
I guess Ward Connerly is somewhere cheering this latest setback for Affirmative Action, black folks and humanity in general...No diversity means one view and that is what we have now and it's getting really really narrow...We have the conservative media, judges, courts, federal lawyers, a power grabbing executive, Cheney's recent bullshit and his revelation that he is not exactly of executive branch of the government as much as the Legislative, so as to not be subjected to rules of keeping and disclosing information on his "vice presidential duties" except in matters where he needs protection like the Secret Energy Task Force Meetings with Big Oil or how HE got a man HE shot in the face to apologize to HIM! The Dark Side Of the Force is still indeed strong! With the likes of these guy's Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas & Alito on the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and the rest of the BCS we are in trouble for a long time in what once was America!
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