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What Elizabeth Warren Could Have Taught Marco Defunis

As you read the blog below, keep in mind how Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared herself to be an American Indian when she thought Harvard Law School would thereby afford her extra consideration, perhaps even points. The first big affirmative action case in higher education to reach the U.S. Supreme Court was not the famous Bakke case in 1978 but the less-well-known Defunis case in 1974.  For those who don’t recall it (or somehow didn’t write a dissertation about affirmative action in the academy in 1980), Marco Defunis’s application for admission to the University of Washington law school was originally rejected.  He...

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Court Backs Climate Change and Calls for More Protests

There's no law against grandstanding in court, but that doesn't make it right. Take the case of John Schulte, a Duluth judicial referee who saw the trial of three climate protesters as a platform to deliver his personal verdict on global warming. To his credit, Schulte found the three defendants who chained themselves to a Duluth Wells Fargo bank entrance to prevent it from opening earlier this year guilty of trespassing, fining them $135 apiece. Yet after that slap on the wrist, the court gave th protesters a pat on the back and virtual pep talk, according to the Duluth News...

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Title IX: What was it meant to do and the nightmare it has become

Can Title IX statutory language be interpreted to empower colleges and universities to essentially act like police, investigators, judges and juries? Congress should revisit Title IX to pull these corrupting police power from our colleges and universities. Federal dollars should u[lift and protect our students and faculty not subject them to nightmarish prosecutions. ...

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Justice Kavanaugh Sits: What does it mean for Roe v. Wade?

Collins assured the Senate, and her constituents, that Kavanaugh viewed Roe v. Wade as settled law. By leading the call for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, she has insured that the Court will not take up cases, or at least be reluctant, to take up cases, that get anywhere near overturning Roe. The Chief Justice will probably even avoid cases that expand state regulations of abortion, at least in the near future....

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Sweeping lawsuit would create a general mess

An activist court ruling. Metrowide racial balancing of schools. An end to local control. Sum total?  This Sunday Cover Op-ed appeared in the Star Tribune on October 7, 2018. On July 25, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling with far-reaching and troubling consequences for K-12 education in our state. The court determined that a lawsuit titled Cruz-Guzman vs. State of Minnesota and whose plaintiffs seek court-ordered metrowide racial balancing in the Twin Cities region’s public schools, can go forward. The case will now return to district court, where plaintiffs will push for a sweeping plan to sort metro-area students — including those...

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Will Left-Wing Ideology Trump Fundamental Fairness for Kavanaugh?

In today’s Wall Street Journal, editorial board member Allysia Finley writes a powerful piece (“Will the Senate Kill a Mockingbird?”) that describes the haunting similarities between the current Kavanaugh ordeal (69% call it a national disgrace) and Tom Robinson’s sham trial in Harper Lee’s classic novel: The novel chronicles the persecution of an innocent man by a bigoted and bloody-minded town. Amid the left’s crucible of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Lee’s enduring lessons about due process merit reflection. “She’s mistaken in her mind” When Atticus cross-examines “the fragile-looking” Mayella, she bawls and accuses him of bullying. She then contradicts herself: “No, I don’t recollect...

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“Who will believe thee, Isabel?” Women Senators Reverse Decades of Progress

In addition to the character assassination of a sitting federal judge and Supreme Court nominee, and the terrible, chilling effect this will have on the willingness of any sane conservative to accept a nomination to the High Court, the greatest damage done by the Kavanaugh debacle is to the credibility of women....

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Who is Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and why is he on the Primary Ballot for the U.S. Senate?

This falls under the “Believe It or Not” category of Minnesota election laws, along with same -day registration, voting without having to identify yourself, language assistance (if they cannot read or speak English why are they voting?) and “vouching” for the identity of others. Why should you be able to get on the ballot if you do not meet the residency requirements of the office for which you are running? Only in the Land of the Gullible where Ole and Lena dwell....

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