On “Special Report” tonight, Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the Michigan affirmative action decision.

In a 6-2 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions, saying voters have the right to change their state constitution.


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Krauthammer said this decision is consistent with a contrary decision that the court made 11 years ago in Michigan when the court said they would not abolish affirmative action. Three years later, the state abolished affirmative action in a state referendum.

Krauthammer said the left is trying to institutionalize affirmative action to make it impossible for legislation to ever abolish it, “essentially to say that it’s an intrinsic part of the Constitution, racial preferences are here forever, an outrageous proposition that was rejected by the court.”

The court essentially said it wanted to leave the decision of affirmative action up to the people, which Krauthammer said is “exactly the way you wanna do it in a diverse democracy with a troubled history.”

Watch the panel discussion above.

The panel also discussed Elizabeth Warren and the media’s speculation as to her interest in running for president.

“Does this country really need another Harvard professor in the White House?” Krauthammer asked. “It’s a reflection of how left and how liberal the media are that they are now obsessed [with Warren],” he said, calling her “the darling of the left.”

“But clearly, all this talk is just talk to occupy the time because there’s nothing to talk about regarding the presidential nomination on the Democratic side, the decision sits in Hillary’s head, nowhere else, so what else are you gonna talk about?” he said.

Watch the discussion on Warren below.


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