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University of Texas President Gregory Fenves speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Upholds Race-Based College Admissions Program

The Supreme Court was weighing for the second time a challenge to the admissions system used by the University of Texas at Austin brought by Abigail Fisher, who was denied entry to the school for the autumn of 2008.

June 23, 2016
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Immigration, Abortion, Race Rulings Due At Supreme Court

Producing decisive rulings has been complicated by the fact that the court has been down one justice since conservative Antonin Scalia died in February, leaving it evenly split with four conservatives and four liberals.

June 19, 2016

Endorse This: Scalia Is Too Racist For Trump

Watch the Republican frontrunner — who has made his own vitriolic remarks about minority groups — talk about how uncomfortable Scalia’s comments made him.

December 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump — ‘I No Longer Think He’s Funny’

Hillary Clinton spoke out on Donald Trump’s danger to the country — and on the need for other Republicans to repudiate him.

December 11, 2015

Scalia: Black Students Do Better At ‘Slower-Track’ Schools That Aren’t ‘Too Fast For Them’

During oral arguments Wednesday at the Supreme Court, the conservative stalwart made a shocking case for a modern American jurist.

December 9, 2015
Education, Affirmative Action, Race, Admissions, Higher Education

Affirmative Action Thrives At Most Selective Colleges

Higher education institutions struggle to balance selectivity, diversity, and fairness with race-conscious admissions processes.

March 24, 2015

Michigan’s Ban On Preferential Treatment In College Admissions Stands

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action, as justices upheld a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a highly anticipated but fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere […]

April 22, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action

By David Jesse, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race in admissions to Michigan’s public universities. The court was divided on the case, which overturns a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, says the case is not about race […]

April 22, 2014

Push To Allow California Universities To Again Consider Race In Admissions Falters

By Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati, San Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO, California — A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into […]

March 14, 2014