October 21, 2022

On October 31, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina, in which the Court will reconsider the legality of race-conscious admissions programs. Opponents of these programs have asked the Court to overrule its landmark decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) and Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978), and hold that consideration of race or ethnicity in admissions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The Court’s decisions are expected by the end of June.

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