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Debate: “Affirmative action on campus does more harm than good”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm
http://youtu.be/AMHxH5yyj9M

Badger Pundit has the rundown on a debate at Harvard Law School over the proposition in the title of this post, Epic smackdown of affirmative action at Harvard — following debate, audience’s opposition rises nearly a third.

It’s a discussion that people on campuses don’t like to have. Good for Harvard Law...

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Justice Alito rips NY federal judge for requiring race- and sex-based law firm staffing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:41am
US Supreme Court Equal Justice Building wording

Supreme Court Justices occasionally issue statements in connection with the Court’s decision not to accept a case for review.  Sometimes the statement is in the nature of a dissent, other times just to make a point.

Justice Alito has issued a blistering statement in connection with the Court’s denial of a Petition...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Will banning racism be held racist?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 6:40pm

The Supreme Court has another affirmative action case on its docket for next term, as explained by Jennifer Gratz (the plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger / U. Michigan), The two-faced defense of affirmative action (emphasis added):

Though last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas was not what many people...

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Fisher and the obsession with racial preferences

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:32pm

A follow up to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. U. Texas.

John Yoo writes at National Review (emphasis mine):

Some conservatives are probably taking heart that the Court, by seven to one, reversed the lower court, which had upheld UT’s explicit use of racial preferences in its undergraduate admissions process….

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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:15am

[Note -- More decisions will be released Tuesday -- check back here at 10 a.m.]

Full opinion embedded at bottom of post

Via ScotusBlog live blog:

10:14 Amy Howe: The opoinion by Kennedy. The Fifth Circuit is vacated and remanded.

10:15 Amy Howe: The holding is because the Fifth Circuit did not hold the university...

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