Tuesday, October 16, 2012
More on Affirmative Action case (Fisher)
Scotusblog presents are relatively readable summary of the UT-Austin affirmative action case (Fisher). One of the issues is whether the university's race-conscious admission policies have succeeded in reaching a "critical mass" of minorities in the student body. Under the Supreme Court's Grutter precedent, the program must be discontinued once the university reaches a "critical mass" of minorities. As usual, the liberals and conservaitves have largely already indicated how they will vote by their questions and statements at oral argument. Justice Kagan recused herself.