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In cases challenging affirmative action, court will confront wide-ranging arguments on history, diversity, and the role of race in America

In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that universities may consider race in their admissions processes as part of their efforts to achieve diversity on campus. On Oct. 31, the justices will hear oral arguments in a pair of cases asking

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Diversity by diktat: An obscure 1977 OMB memo forms the basis for today’s affirmative-action programs

This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming arguments in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College. A preview of the case is here. David E. Bernstein

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The history of anti-Black discrimination in higher education and the myth of a color-blind Constitution

This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming arguments in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College. A preview of the case is here. Danielle R. Holley

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The morning read for Thursday, Oct. 27

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected]. Here’s the Thursday morning read: Elena Kagan temporaril

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