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Monday, June 05, 2006

"This is huge."

Well, could be huge. In any case (sorry) it involves our own Jefferson County Public School District.

Can Race Determine School Admission? High Court To Decide
Case Sets Stage For Landmark Affirmative Action Ruling

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said [today] it will decide the extent to which public schools can use race in deciding school assignments, setting the stage for a landmark affirmative action ruling.

Justices will hear appeals from a Seattle parents group and a Kentucky parent, ruling for the first time on diversity plans used by a host of school districts around the country.


"Looming in the background of this is the constitutionality of affirmative action," said Davison Douglas, a law professor at William and Mary. "This is huge."

Crystal Meredith of Louisville, is arguing on behalf of her son, Joshua, who was told he can't attend his neighborhood school, it being white enough already. Better buckle up, folks.

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