Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action at the Court
Posted on Wednesday May 07, 2014
Last week, the Supreme Court decided Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, ruling that Michigan voters could choose to prohibit sex- and race-based preferences in higher education admissions. The decision was disappointing to many civil rights advocates, but given the scope of the ruling does not represent the end of affirmative action. In 2006, […]
Supreme Court Happenings
Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014
In light of recent Supreme Court decisions, and more opinions expected to come down this morning, it feels like an appropriate time to recap what the nine justices have been working and opining on. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upholding a constitutional ban […]
Supreme Court Roundup: What Have the Nine Been Up to?
Posted on Friday January 24, 2014
We’re nearly halfway through a busy Supreme Court term in which many important cases ranging from affirmative action to recess appointments and from campaign finance to buffer zones at abortion clinics have been heard by the nine justices. More than ever, this term affirms the importance of the Supreme Court in adjudicating the most important […]
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Affirmative Action Back at the Court
Posted on Friday November 01, 2013
On October 15, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a case with important implications for affirmative action programs and civil rights more broadly. The Court evaluated the constitutionality of Michigan’s prohibition on the use of affirmative action in public university admissions decisions. The case comes on the […]