A California Appeals Court yesterday rejected Governor Pete Wilson's suit seeking to abolish five affirmative action laws. The three-member court voted two to one and without comment not to hear the suit which would have eliminated state contracting a nd hiring based on gender and race. Wilson plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Wilson generally supported preferences for women and minorities until last winter. Indeed, during his first gubernatorial term, he signed many bills which reaffirmed affirmative action. He announced the suit last August when he also made his bid for the presidency. He planned to use his opposition to affirmative action as the cornerstone of his campaign.
Media Resources: Source: Newshound, San Jose Mercury News - October 25, 1995
7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .