Students Protest Jeb Bush's Anti-Affirmative Action Plan
One thousand students assembled in Florida's Capitol rotunda in protest of One Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush's plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts.
Four student protesters from Florida A&M University met with Bush with a point-by-point analysis of the anti-affirmative action plan One Florida. The governor's staff was impressed that the students offered concrete suggestions to improve the plan.
Bush did agree to create a three-year plan to ensure that universities admit enough women and minorities, although he refused to back off his anti-affirmative action plan. The meeting was described as constructive by the students, who will soon meet with the governor's staff along with the state university chancellor.
7/30/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic - Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Had the court not upheld the lower federal's court's injunction, HB 1390 would have shuttered Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's only comprehensive reproductive health center. . . .