The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment were the originators of affirmative action, time and again rejecting proposed constitutional language that would have prohibited race-conscious measures designed to foster equality of opportunity.
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Evenwel argues that representation should be based on the number of voters in a district, not persons, but that was explicitly rejected in the debates over the Fourteenth Amendment.
Constitutional Accountability Center has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting the Obama Administration in seeking review of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, by the U.S. Supreme Court. CAC’s brief is filed on behalf of a bipartisan group of eminent former members of Congress who served when key components of the nation’s immigration laws were drafted, debated, and passed.