High Court Hears Affirmative Action Challenge
Conservative justices push advocates hard on race-based policy
Affirmative action in college admissions—and by extension the use of race in K-12 education—came under sharp attack from conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court last week in arguments involving a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin.
"What is the logical end point" to racial preferences, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wanted to know from the defenders of the policy in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Case No. 11-345).
"What is the critical mass of African-Americans and Hispanics at the university that you are...
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