Tag Archives: Affirmative Action


Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Mich. Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether a state can preemptively ban any consideration of race in higher education admissions policies. In Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the court will decide whether a 2006 ballot initiative which altered the Michigan constitution to preclude affirmative action in public university admissions will be allowed to stand. “The use of race-based and sex-based preferences in college education is certainly one of the most hotly contested issues of our time,” Michigan …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Tackles Abortion, Affirmative Action, Guns

The U.S. Supreme Court has a busy slate of cases coming in front of it this term, with several that have the potential to have landmark precedential effects on the rights of everyday Americans. Through the fall and winter the justices will consider cases that touch on campaign finance, affirmative action, abortion, gun rights and public prayer, among other hot-button issues. “The big cases on the docket are all across the board,” says Vikram D. Amar, a professor at the …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Harvard Law Prof Defends Affirmative Action

Harvard Law Professor Randall L. Kennedy spoke in Philadelphia yesterday to support the use of affirmative action in American public life, particularly in regard to increasing opportunities for black Americans. “It’s a good thing for public authorities to do what they can to redress the ongoing scars of past discrimination,” Kennedy said to an audience at the city’s central library. The professor recently published a book titled “For Discrimination: The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
Supreme Court: Do Our Dirty Work for Us on Affirmative Action

Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine wrote the following editorial on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision is Fisher v. University of Texas. The Supreme Court issued a cynical opinion in its ruling against affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas.It sent coded legal instructions to the lower appeals court on how to strike down the University of Texas’s diversity program by using “strict scrutiny.” The ruling is bad news for minorities applying to top universities to get ahead in life. Strict …

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Posted 1 year ago in Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court today delegated  making a broad statement on affirmative action policies in institutions of higher education, sending the controversial Fisher v. Texas case back to an appeals court with strict instructions. In a 7-1 decision, the court decided that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not appropriately apply the strict scrutiny standard necessary for race-based admissions questions, and ordered the lower court to take another shot at it. At issue was whether Abigail Fisher was …

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