advertisement

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.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements