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Six More Months

Racial preferences at the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Wayne State will survive for at least six more months, thanks to the ruling of a federal judge. Detroit News:

The court maneuvers fed a growing concern by affirmative action opponents who fear that the will of the voters, who on Nov. 7 passed the prohibition against using race, is not being respected. Both candidates for governor, and business and other leaders campaigned against the proposal.
“I’m disgusted with the whole shebang,” said Dick Megregian, a retired senior automotive engineer and MSU alumnus. “My vote and the vote of 58 percent of the people is undermined by the politicians and judges because they are dragging their feet and don’t want to implement it.”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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