Colorado Anti-Affirmative Action Initiative
A challenge to a misleading, far-reaching anti-equal opportunity measure in Colorado. The petition considered in this case is one of a series of anti-affirmative action initiatives being forwarded in 5 states for the fall of 2008, and is deceptively billed by its sponsors as a ban on "discrimination" and "preferences."The petition sponsored by the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative (CO-CRI) is one of a series of anti-affirmative action measures being forwarded by Ward Connerly and the American Civil Rights Institute as part of a national movement to roll back equal opportunity.
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On March 2008, the CO-CRI submitted its signatures to the office of the Secretary of State, which certified the measure. The initiative is slated to appear on the November ballot as Amendment 46.