Patterico's Pontifications

8/28/2007

Affirmative Action in Law Schools

Filed under: Law,Public Policy,Race — DRJ @ 7:20 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Via Instapundit and Professor Bainbridge, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a press release today warning that affirmative action harms minority law students:

“Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds commented, ‘Race-based admissions have been found to harm minority law students by setting them up for failure. Law schools that continue to use racial preferences despite this evidence should at least disclose the risks of academic mismatch to minority student applicants.’ Continuing, Chairman Reynolds said, ‘A true civil rights strategy would focus on these students much earlier in their educational development, rather than providing them with inadequate training and then using preferential treatment to admit them into schools at which they are likely to fail.”

As noted by Professor Bainbridge, this report follows earlier research by UCLA’s Richard Sander addressed recently by Gail Heriot, a US Civil Rights Commission member, in a WSJ article (h/t Driver).

Thomas Sowell was right. Affirmative action can hurt minorities.

A Response to Glenn Greenwald

Filed under: 2004 Election,Politics — DRJ @ 11:57 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Glenn Greenwald claims conservatives are duplicitous with regard to Idaho Senator Larry Craig. My response:

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Tuesday News Update

Filed under: Current Events,Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 10:09 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Too much news, too little time:

Idaho Senator Larry Craig disappoints his family and his constituents.

Ex-astronaut Lisa Nowak has asserted an insanity defense based on “major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors” that she claims affected her at the time of the offense but does not affect her competency to stand trial.

Using DNA evidence, a North Carolina man is exonerated after serving 18 years in prison for rape of a child.

Immigration raids on employers continue, this time in an Ohio chicken processing plant.

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In other not-so-new(s), Glenn Greenwald thinks conservatives are hypocrites …

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