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‘Time’s Up’: Trump-Appointed Judge Grants Permanent Injunction Against Minority Business Development Agency

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction against the federal government's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), declaring the agency's policies favoring certain racial groups unconstitutional.

MBDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce Been formed In 1969, “dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority businesses” and in perpetuity. Establishment By President Joe Biden according to Go to that website.U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman, appointed by President Trump I have written The court's order, after the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint, ruled that the MBDA's mandate violated the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. complaint to authorities in March 2023. (Related: DEI chief at elite university medical school plagiarizes directly from Wikipedia, indictment)

“Although the authorities may intend to serve listed groups rather than penalize private groups, the very design of that presumption results in penalizing people who are not putatively eligible for MBDA benefits.” Pittman wrote in the court order. “The federal government can grossly violate such rights with impunity. The MBDA has been doing so for years. Time is up.”

According to the court order, the MBDA “may continue to operate business centers, but must do so without screening applicants on the basis of race.”

U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC, February 2, 2024 (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI/AFP)

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, pushed by Biden, codified the agency and expanded its scope. according to Go to the White House press release.

MBDA provides programs and services that give minorities greater access to capital, contracts, and markets. according to Go to that website.

“The federal government created a discriminatory institution that lasted for decades. The Biden administration has reinvigorated it, but has denied aid to millions of businesses based on race. Those days are gone. It's over. Equality should be the law of the land, and through the courage and tenacity of our clients, we are moving closer to realizing that dream,” said WILL President Rick Esenberg. Said In a press release.

MBDA did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

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