Siding with PLF and Ward Connerly, court nixes BAMN’s challenge to Prop. 209
Pacific Legal Foundation
San Francisco-based Federal Judge Samuel Conti today dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 209, the voter-enacted provision of the California Constitution that prohibits preferences and discrimination by race or sex in public education, contracting, and public employment.
The lawsuit was filed in February, 2010, by the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (known as BAMN). It focused on the University of California system, attempting to re-introduce race-based preferences to the admissions process.
This would almost be humorous, but for the malice and racism underlying this, now dismissed, lawsuit. The Ninth Circuit Court ruled on the contention made in this suit several years ago. This group tried to get the issue re-litigated, and got smacked down.