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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - 6Th Circuit U.S. Court Of Appeals
Only lawyers could invent the legal contortions to call a colorblind admissions policy discriminatory. That's how a majority of the judges of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, lawyers all, concluded that Michigan voters violated the Constitution when they declared in a popularly enacted state constitutional amendment that students should be admitted to universities based only on legitimate qualifications, and never on the color of their skin. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a challenge to the policy. The high court has the opportunity to restore sanity.
If there's a trait common to politicians, it's their instinct to avoid making tough choices. Members of Congress prefer to delegate policy decisions to federal agencies or the judiciary so someone else can take the blame when constituents are upset.