April 8, 2008
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n considered in this case is one of a series of anti-affirmative action initiatives being forwarded in 5 states for the fall of 2008, but was deceptively billed by its sponsors as a ban on "discrimination" and "preferences." In this brief, Missouri's Secretary of State explains her reasons for amending the initiative's title to highlight its potential impact on affirmative action programs designed to improve opportunities for and eliminate discrimination against women and minorities. The brief urges the appeals court to reject the trial court's revision of the SOS's title.