Drive to kill affirmative action ends
St. Petersburg Times
by William Yardley
published May 9, 2000
Ward Connerly said Monday that he is ending his controversial petition drive to ban affirmative action in Florida this year, and he blamed the state Supreme Court for making it impossible to place the issue before voters this fall.
“We can’t even get it on the ballot because of the process,” Connerly said Monday. “Something is wrong with this, fatally wrong.” Connerly said practicality, not politics, drove the decision to end an attempt to amend the Florida Constitution this year. He has waited since Thanksgiving for justices to rule on whether his proposed amendments meet requirements for clarity and scope.