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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]