October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON POST: Voters should have the right to block university policies by referendum. “Narrowly tailored affirmative action programs are constitutional, and we support the careful use of race as a factor in university admissions. But voters may disagree, objecting to a policy that treats people of different races differently, albeit in pursuit of worthy goals like achieving a diversity of views and experiences on campus. If voters can approve laws and state constitutional amendments by referendum, can’t they similarly decide this policy question? No, they can’t, according to a slew of civil rights and higher education groups that on Tuesday attempted to convince the Supreme Court that voters don’t have that right.”
Well, it threatens their whole feedlot.