Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting for Fisher: Affirmative action’s future and upcoming court decisions

Constitution Daily
May 28, 2013
It’s been months since the Supreme Court heard arguments in a potentially landmark affirmative action case. So what’s holding up a decision by the justices?
350px-Supreme_Court_US_2010The case of Fisher v. University of Texas is one of the most prominent and controversial issues in front of eight (and not nine) justices this term. (Justice Elena Kagan is not involved in the Fisher decision, due to her prior position as solicitor general.)
The case was argued last October and is the last one from that session that hasn’t seen a public ruling by the court.

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