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After the Supreme Court last week declared unconstitutional the way one school district in Seattle and one in Louisville, Ky., used race in determining which students were accepted to filled schools, the question becomes how the ruling will effect the many school districts across the country that similarly use race in school assignments.
The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a manufacturer can tell a store owner that it can't sell its goods for less than a minimum price, overturning nearly a century of antitrust law.
The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that public school systems generally should not use race as the determining factor of where students can enroll, rejecting two school districts' voluntary integration plans and threatening similar efforts nationwide.
Three Supreme Court rulings this week show the difference President Bush's two pivotal court appointments have made. It is easy to lose sight of the difference in the current political climate. With the appointment of Justice Samuel Alito in 2005 to replace the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor, a conservative majority became a working reality on a great many current and future issues. This dividend of the 2004 presidential election — and, we should mention, this dividend of the conservative revolt against the nomination of Harriet Miers in 2005 — is likely to rank as Mr. Bush's most lasting achievement once his eight years in the White House are concluded.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the First Amendment protects the rights of businesses and unions to fund advocacy ads in the closing months of an election, striking a blow to campaign-finance law and drawing praise from free-speech activists.