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September 24, 2008

Table of Contents

1) Amendment 46: It's Not a Zero-Sum Game
State Sen. Peter Groff
Editorial, Denver Post
September 18, 2008
In Colorado, we believe everyone should have a chance to achieve his or her full potential. And we know that we are stronger as a society when we all have a fair shot at the American dream. Amendment 46 would limit that fair shot for many Coloradans and would do so with misleading and ill-defined language that will plunge the state into years of expensive litigation.
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2) Anti-Ward Connerly TV Spot Debuts in Colorado
Naomi Zeveloff
Article, The Colorado Independent
September 24, 2008
With less than six weeks until voters are asked to weigh in on the controversial Amendment 46 to end affirmative action in Colorado, a Washington, D.C., group has joined the fray.
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3) Proposal 2 Dealt a Cruel Blow to Minority Students
Muskegon Chronicle
Editorial, Muskegon Chronicle
September 19, 2008
The predicted effect of statewide Proposal 2 on minority students is, sadly, coming true. The 2006 voter initiative, which banned affirmative action programs currently in use to broaden diversity in the public sector -- particularly in higher education -- is dealing many of them a cruel blow.
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4) Guidance or Spin on Affirmative Action Rulings?
Scott Jaschik
Article, Inside Higher Ed
September 19, 2008
More than five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two landmark decisions about the consideration of race in college admissions decisions — permitting race to be considered, but only in some circumstances.
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5) Bar Exam Dispute Isn't about Politics
Sara Jackson and Anthony Solana Jr.
Opinion, Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2008
The Times' Sept. 17 editorial, "Affirmative Action and the Bar Exam," characterizes a UCLA law professor's request for the confidential data of state bar exam takers as a debate over affirmative action.
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