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Friday, March 26, 2004

Connerly Loses One in Michigan

Ward Connerly, the man leading an effort in Michigan to end affirmative action, has been dealt a serious blow:

A petition drive to end affirmative action in government hiring and college admissions was dealt a severe setback Thursday when an Ingham County judge ruled that the state panel that gave the go-ahead to the effort had “breached (its) duty.”

Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield ordered the State Board of Canvassers to rescind its Dec. 11 approval of the proposed ballot language, ruling that the petition language didn’t make it clear enough that the proposal would dramatically alter the main civil rights clause of the Michigan Constitution.

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