Thursday, March 8, 2012

Justice and Equity Are on the Line in 'Fisher v. Texas'

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 4, 2012

By Kevin Carey

The activist judges of the United States Supreme Court, by choosing last month to take up Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, have decided to put affirmative action back on the national agenda. The fragile five-vote coalition that upheld race-based admissions policies at the University of Michigan less than a decade ago has been dispersed by retirement. Now the court's conservative majority seems poised—stare decisis be damned—to upend decades of established law and prohibit colleges from creating classes as they see fit.

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