Skip to comments.Supreme Court justices cast doubt on Texas program that looks at race in college admissions
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT by markomalley
Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action.
The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a white Texan who contends she was discriminated against when the university did not offer her a spot in 2008.
The courts conservatives cast doubt on the program that uses race as one among many factors in admitting about a quarter of the universitys incoming freshmen. The liberal justices appeared more supportive of the effort.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could be decisive, looked skeptically on Texas defense of the program. What youre saying is what counts is race above all, Kennedy said. He has never voted in favor of an affirmative action program but has voiced support for diversity in education.
Twenty-two-year-old Abigail Fisher, the rejected student who sued, was among the hundreds of spectators at the arguments. Also in attendance was retired Justice Sandra Day OConnor, who wrote the majority opinion in a 2003 case that upheld the use of race in college admissions.
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I’m just guessing that Sonja Sotomayor, a member and former legal counsel to the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan (La Raza-The Race) is probably going to rule in favor of affirmative action...just guessing
I bet they allow it. Watch it be a 4-4 tie which lets the lower court support for it stand
Who nominated her?
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Liberals shouldn't worry. Robert's will step in at the last minute and F the thing up royal.
Bush 1 put her on the court.....
it was between the brothers, Kay...
Bah! Roberts will figure out that affirmative action is a tax on white people — which it is.
ANSWER: RONALD REAGAN
QUESTION: Who nominated Sandra Day O’Connor??
I thought Reagan nominated SDO’C.
This is a more complicated case; victim 1 claims her rights were infringed by victim 2. These challenges were bound to show up once Hispanics outnumbered blacks (where I work some departments are 75% Hispanic, without a single black American); the “replacement Americans” imported to replace our blacks (and eventually all of us) gave companies a loophole so they don’t have to deal with either blacks or females.
As long as affirmative action stands in any form, expect the white birthrate to continue to plummet, and get accustomed to hearing twenty different languages in your neighborhood; this policy has created a demographic nightmare (not down the road, but NOW) that will be impossible to reverse.
CJ Roberts will find 75 ways to twist and turn this into a tax that UT can levy on white girls who do too well in high school!!
Affirmative action isn’t going anywhere. If it were, zero wouldn’t be America’s worst president EVER!!!
“Affirmative action isnt going anywhere.”
It has already been “demoted” from a sole qualifier to one of many to determine admissions; it faces additional problems because blacks don’t like the current form (which still favors white women as “victims”) and because Hispanics outnumber blacks (and have since 2000). Too many loopholes to simply avoid unqualified blacks entirely...
Good! It’s unconstitutional as heck!
:O( Ronald Reagan....OUCH just keep on keeping me honest....GG