Nebraska: Judge upholds affirmative action ban

by E Wayne Ross on January 23, 2009

Omaha World-Herald: Judge upholds affirmative action ban

Nebraska’s ban on affirmative action looks like it’s here to stay after supporters scored a courtroom victory on Thursday.

A Lancaster County judge ruled in the ban’s favor, upholding the legality of the petition drive that put the measure onto the November ballot. Voters overwhelmingly approved the constitutional amendment.

With her ruling, District Judge Karen Flowers seemingly dashed the best hope for opponents, who had shrugged off the Election Day defeat and focused their energy on defeating the amendment in court.