Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Michigan Law School Case

Attorney David Limbaugh today provides us with helpful insights about what led up to yesterday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of alleged reverse discrimination brought in the matter of Grutter vs. Bollinger. Limbaugh also states:

"But while we're talking about these value judgments, I remain firmly convinced that our society is thinking way too much in terms of groups and classes than individuals. This is not only foreign to the American ideal of equal opportunity, but is insulting and destructive to the individuals comprising these favored groups and classes, as well as damaging to race relations overall. America will be a better place in the long run if it resists the temptation to yield to societal pressure to impose politically correct value judgments and musters the courage to adhere to colorblindness."

Given the high probability of a 5-4 or 4-5 split decision by the Supremes this summer, might it not be prudent for SCSU to defer drafting the details of its "let's all embrace diversity 'Priority' Strategic Goal" until we see how the law and our Constitution are construed?

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