Supreme Court Turns Back The Clock On School Diversity

alito-cnn-copy.jpg 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.

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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.

Here's the pdf of the SCOTUS decision. Adam B has a great diary posted: Segregation Now, Segregation Forever? It includes Justice Breyer's opinion. Discourse.net says "Don't Panic." I'm not a legal scholar, but this ruling is another reason why the vote on the Alito nomination was a travestyChristy has more...Adam also puts up Kennedy's voting record and it ain't pretty.

In one full term, this Court has severely curbed local efforts to promote racial diversity in schools, upheld a right-wing ban on a necessary medical procedure for women, curbed students' free speech rights, crippled Congress' ability to keep corporate money out of political advertising, prevented taxpayers from challenging the constitutionality of Bush's faith-based initiatives, made it almost impossible for women to prevail on claims of longterm sex discrimination . . . and they're just getting started.  


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