An Obama Justice Appointee Could Allow Feds to Takeover Police and School Discipline

An Obama Justice Appointee Could Allow Feds to Takeover Police and School Discipline

An Obama Justice Appointee Could Allow Feds to Takeover Police  and School Discipline

A Washington, D.C. attorney who has practiced both civil rights and constitutional law warns it is possible that Senate confirmation of a left-leaning Obama appointee to the high court could allow the federal government to take over not only police departments, but also all of school discipline in public schools.

Writing at Liberty Unyielding, Hans Bader observes that a high court that leans further left could allow the next administration to use “disparate impact” regulations to essentially take control of the nation’s police forces and school discipline policies based on claims of racism.

Disparate impact theory holds that current practices in law enforcement, school discipline, housing, and other areas – without intention – could result in a statistically disproportionate effect on a protected group of people, and, therefore, could be considered discriminatory and illegal.

Bader cites the example of the Justice Department referencing statistical evidence of racism in Ferguson, Missouri:

Ferguson’s police department was sadly abusive at times, but not usually racist, and…the statistical evidence of racism the Justice Department cited was entirely bogus, and if accepted, would classify every police department in the country as racist, including those run by black police chiefs, in cities with black mayors, and many black police officers). “Disparate impact” regulations ban certain colorblind rules when more offenders are black than white, regardless of the lack of a racist motive. An expansion of the Obama administration’s extremely aggressive disparate-impact rules will make it much harder to proactively police and arrest violent criminals.

Bader asserts that if the Supreme Court does not limit “disparate impact” rules, the U.S. Justice and Education Departments could essentially “radicalize school discipline,” which would result in double standards as to suspensions and other discipline based primarily on race.

 

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