Missouri judge strikes down affirmative action measure
Friday, June 26, 2009 | 5:34 p.m. CDT;
updated 6:07 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 26, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY — A state judge has struck down a
proposed constitutional amendment seeking to ban many affirmative
action programs in Missouri.
Cole County Circuit Judge Richard
Callahan said in a ruling Friday that the secretary of state's office
should have rejected the proposed initiative because of a technical
flaw in how it was drafted.
Callahan also said the ballot summary approved by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was inadequate and unfair.
ruling means that supporters might have to start from scratch and submit
a new version of the initiative to Carnahan's office. They also could
choose to appeal.
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