Two big Supreme Court Rulings today, one for affirmative action and one against Obama’s amnesty plan.
In a 4-3 ruling today on the University of Texas affirmative action program that selects certain minorities to be admitted to their flagship school in Austin. Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with liberals and said,
“It remains an enduring challenge to our nation’s education system to reconcile the pursuit of diversity with the constitutional promise of equal treatment and dignity,”
The affirmative action program at the University allows them to seek out privileged African American students and admit them over low income whites and Asians. In the 51 page dissent Justice Samuel Alito called the Texas program “affirmative action gone berserk”.
“When affirmative action programs were first adopted, it was for the purpose of helping the disadvantaged,” he said in the dissent. “Now we are told that a program that tends to admit poor and disadvantaged minority students is inadequate because it does not work to the advantage of those who are more fortunate. This is affirmative action gone wild.”
Also today, Obama lost his case for Executive Amnesty. A 4-4 decision kept in place the ruling by the 5th Circuit court that stopped Obama’s order granting work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. House Speaker Paul Ryan responded to the ruling:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling makes the president’s executive action on immigration null and void. The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws — only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers,”
In 2014 Obama said he didn’t have the power to broadly grant amnesty to illegals, saying that would make him a ‘King’ not a President. He was correct then and incorrect when he changed his mind and decided to play King by granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.