May 28

Waiting for Fisher: Affirmative action’s future and upcoming court decisions



Posted 10 months, 24 days ago.

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It’s been months since the Supreme Court heard arguments in a potentially landmark affirmative action case. So what’s holding up a decision by the justices?



Feb 27

Key part of Voting Rights Act in peril after Supreme Court session



Posted 1 year, 1 month ago.

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today about the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, and early reports indicate the court could lean towards tossing out a key part of the civil rights law.



Feb 23

Constitution Check: Is affirmative action in college admissions doomed?



Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.

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In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights it protects. Today’s topic: the future of college admissions policies based on race. The statement at issue: “I think it’s ominous. It… [Continue Reading]