Monday, April 8, 2013

Justices ignore historical context in aff. action cases

the Georgetown Voice
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Schuette v. Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, after hearing Fisher v. University of Texas earlier this term. “Another affirmative action case?” you might ask.
While prima facie it may seem necessary to take up two cases on the same issue, both of these cases cannot be painted with the same brush. Fisher v. Texas is about the constitutionality of affirmative action—the plaintiff, a white female, having been rejected, sued the University of Texas, alleging that her spot was taken by less qualified candidates on the basis of race.

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