June 28th, 2007
01:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden 'extremely disappointed' with Supreme Court

Biden said Thursday he is "disappointed" with the Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, said Thursday he is "extremely disappointed" with the latest Supreme Court ruling that calls for limiting the use of race when assigning students to public schools.

The Democratic presidential hopeful and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a statement, "The decision turns the clock back on the achievements the country has made in advancing racial diversity in our public schools. It is a major blow to the promise of equality that began 53 years ago with the Court’s landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education."

“This decision, and other recent decisions affecting individual rights, is the reason I fought so hard to keep Justices Alito and Roberts off the Court," he added. "The personal liberties of every American would be threatened even more if another conservative is allowed to serve on the Roberts’ Court."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. DC in Atlanta

    Hey Joe,

    Just so you know, 86% of America is dissapointed in you.

    June 28, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. Kathryn -- Metairie, LA

    I am most certainly disappointed! The illegals need to stay in their own country. This country is overflowing as it is already! They don't want to speak English or pay taxes. Instead of our troops being killed in Iraq for nothing, they need to be at our borders with their machine guns fully loaded for this very reason/problem.

    June 28, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. Ed Wright, Charlotte, NC

    To Sen Joe Biden:

    Keep up the good work. I am voting for you for President. I will write you in as write-in vote if I have too. You are the best candidate for the President's job.

    Good Luck with the news media. They have no clue in the coverage of the presidency. They would rather support a senator who has been a senator for 1 term than a senator who has proven himself for many terms.

    June 28, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. kathe

    Joe Biden. I would not vote for you if you were last person to vote for. You talk and talk and talk but say nothing. And you know what worse thing to happen to black folks was schools intergrating – we lost all our excellent black educators for white teachers who don't give a D whether we learn or not.
    Yea, that is correct I am an african american citizen from a real family of educators who taught and led our children of the 40s to late 60s in getting us ready for this white world.

    June 28, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. DC in Atlanta

    Yea, that is correct I am an african american citizen from a real family of educators who taught and led our children of the 40s to late 60s in getting us ready for this white world.
    – kathe

    Guess you haven't been to the schools in Atlanta today. Most of the teacher here are black and so are their pupils. Its the bottom of the barrel in education standards. Yet the money continues to flow to them..

    June 28, 2007 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. Fabio Escobar, Amherst NY

    He's painting with a very broad brush here. It's no denigration of "individual rights" for white students to be treated as people rather than a skin color.

    June 28, 2007 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  7. Bob, San Francisco, CA

    Kathryn– you're a good example of an obsessed, single-issue voter. This article has NOTHING to do with immigration. Geez!
    I'm upset with the court too, especially the ruling in favor of big business over the environment.

    June 28, 2007 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Dad Austin, TX

    Joe Biden, you are a complete buffoon. Thank God I am able to send my children to private school where you can't touch them.

    Our public schools are adisgrace.

    June 28, 2007 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  9. Dustin Colorado Springs, Co

    Wow, look at the hate filled racist comments. The fact that this case was even brought up before the supreme court(not to mention some of the comments below) just goes to show that race is still an issue in America, and as long as it is a issue. Programs like affirmative action and forced diversity in schools will be a necessary evil. Why where at it why don’t we address the real problem with our schools and that would be that they receive funding based on property taxes. Property values will always be lower in urban schools therefore the poor will always have a poorer education until this problem is addressed

    June 28, 2007 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  10. Ed Westman, No. Las Vegas, NV

    The Supreme Courts decision was the best thing that ever happened. It's about time we started making tough but wise decisions. I am disappointed in Senator Joe Biden's thinkings.

    June 28, 2007 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  11. Retired Navy. Ky

    Programs like affirmative action and forced diversity in schools will be a necessary evil. Why where at it why don’t we address the real problem with our schools and that would be that they receive funding based on property taxes. Property values will always be lower in urban schools therefore the poor will always have a poorer education until this problem is addressed

    Posted By Dustin Colorado Springs, Co : June 28, 2007 8:33 pm

    You are correct funding should be based as $xxx per child not on where they live. But also should not be spent on those who are not Americas or not legal workers children. Also do away with none legals children being Americas xat birth. My taxs $12000 ++ per year should help America not others.

    June 29, 2007 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. Bryan, Wilminton Delaware

    Joe, go back to being a life guard, as it was the only job you did before running for the Senate. I am sure it will be the only job you are ever good at because you have no clue what your talking about.

    June 29, 2007 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  13. Chris Frederickson , Galveston Island, Near Texas

    Thank God the supreme court has finally turned the corner. No more use of skin color for any legal purpose. Dr. Martin Luther King would be proud. He asked that we judge "not by the color of a man's skin but by the content of his character..." Now we can honor King's request. Color-blind justice is hear at last.

    July 3, 2007 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |