Missouri affirmative action initiative faces another ACLU lawsuit

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August 16, 2009

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: On Friday the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a second lawsuit against the proposed Missouri Affirmative Action Ban (2010). The ACLU argues that the initiative petition should not be circulated because it violates the Missouri Constitution by "deceiving" and "defrauding" Missouri voters. Additionally, they argue that the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative's proposed initiative would confuse voters by including multiple issues in one initiative and using "unfair and misleading" language.[1]

If the ban on affirmative action goes on the ballot and is approved, it would bar the state from granting preferential treatment to individuals based on race, ethnicity or sex in public employment, education or contracting.

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