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Topic - Ralph Kasarda
Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as California's ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities was upheld by a federal appeals court panel.
A federal appeals court upheld on Monday a California ballot measure banning affirmative action in admissions to state colleges and universities.
Ralph Kasarda, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation, said that "today's ruling is good news for everyone who values fairness and equal opportunity."
"He not only refused to defend [Proposition 209], he filed against it," Mr. Kasarda said. "If the government doesn't defend the law, it should be very concerning to citizens."