The U.S. Supreme Curt heard verbal arguments Wednesday in the case of Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, where affirmative action is still used in admissions.
The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in admissions.
Federal Court Will Look At Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action In Gov’t Hiring And School Admissions
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said that a majority of judges agreed to take the case.
Calling it a “nutty” decision, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he’ll meet a Friday deadline to ask an entire appeals court to overturn a ruling that struck down the state’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring.