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The Future of Affirmative Action: Justice Kennedy is the Key

By Stephen Menendian, Senior Legal Researcher, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to take up the case of Fisher v. University of Texas.  The case will once more put the issue of affirmative action squarely into national focus just eight years after the Court upheld the use [...]
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Supremes punt on University of Texas' affirmative action policy

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (10 months ago)

In a 7-1 decision today, the Supreme Court of the United States deferred an ultimate decision on the constitutionality of the University of Texas' affirmative action plan for college admissions. Justice Kennedy's opinion of the Cour... Read Post

As Supreme Court Prepares To Rule on Affirmative Action, Whites Are Still Twice As Likely To Enroll In College

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (10 months ago)

With the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court may clarify — as early as today — the legal status of affirmative action in university admissions. Abigail Fisher, who was denied entrance to the University of T... Read Post

Stephen Menendian: The Future of Affirmative Action: Justice Kennedy Is the Key

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 years ago)

It seems likely that the Court in Fisher, in a 5-3 decision (since Kagan will not have a vote), will strike down the use of race in admissions currently employed by the University of Texas for failing the narrowly tailoring requirem... Read Post


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