Carnahan appealing Missouri affirmative action ruling

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | 1:37 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is appealing a decision striking down a ballot summary for an initiative limiting affirmative action programs in Missouri.

A judge ruled last month that Carnahan should have rejected the proposal because of a technical flaw in its wording. The judge also said Carnahan's summary of the initiative was inadequate and unfair.

Carnahan spokesman Ryan Hobart said the secretary of state's office is appealing both aspects of the decision.

But the appeal may be a moot point. That's because sponsors of the initiative are submitting a revised version to Carnahan's office. They hope to get the measure on the November 2010 ballot.


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