HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Federal Judge Blocks Ariz...

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:14 AM

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Law Banning Mexican-American Studies



A federal judge on Wednesday issued an order stating that Arizona could no longer ban Mexican-American studies from the Tucson Unified School District, stating that doing so is unconstitutional, the Huffington Post reports.

The legal battle, which has been ongoing since 2010, came to a close this week after U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima wrote that the program was cut “not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial purpose, and a politically partisan purpose.”

Tashima’s ruling added that shutting down the program was “in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.”


[link:https://splinternews.com/federal-judge-blocks-arizona-law-banning-mexican-americ-1821615108|

3 replies, 1167 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Law Banning Mexican-American Studies (Original post)
Soph0571 Dec 2017 OP
malaise Dec 2017 #1
notdarkyet Dec 2017 #2
DFW Dec 2017 #3

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:53 AM

1. Great news

Get thee to the greatest page

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 08:01 AM

2. Took way to long to decide what should have been obvious. AZ most my life

And a teacher so I have watched this racial attack take place over the years. Even remember the ed sec that started it. Racist, stupid AH. Finally, the right decision.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:10 AM

3. We had better enjoy headlines like this while we can

Trump is appointing (and the Republican congress is rubber-stamping) the kind of right wing federal judges that would use the first amendment to justify the AZ attempt to quash the ethnic studies. Republicans don't consider education they don't control to be legitimate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread