New front develops in battle against government discrimination

November 4, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

The U.S. Supreme Court already has barred affirmative action in college admissions.

That's when schools would intentionally discriminate against some students simply because they are male, or white, or have any characteristic that was not considered "minority."

Now a legal fight has opened in a new front against the Biden administration's advocacy for that very discrimination.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty says it has filed a federal lawsuit against Biden's "disadvantaged business enterprise" scheme.

The case charges that allow illegal discrimination against two clients – Mid-America Milling Company LLC and Bagshaw Trucking Inc.

The legal team said the federal program is "the largest, and perhaps oldest, affirmative action program in U.S. history," and it's run by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Dan Lennington, WILL deputy counsel, said, "It’s time for discrimination to end. Our clients are hardworking small business owners who just want to build roads and make America a great place for everyone. But time and time again, they lose out on business because of their race and gender. This is un-American, and we’re putting a stop to it.":

It was just last summer that the United States Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action is almost always illegal. Through its Equality Under the Law Project, WILL seeks to extend the foundational right of equality to all corners of civil society.

James Hughes, board chairman for MAMCO, said, "All we are asking for is equal treatment under the law. The government treats our company differently because of race and gender. We’re asking the Biden administration to dismantle this discriminatory program and embrace the right of equality for all."

The legal team explained the federal program is "an affirmative action program that gives preference to certain companies based on race and gender. Through this program, the federal government finances the American transportation system, including highway construction, with a series of race and gender quotas they call 'goals.'"

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