"Well-meaning", but "ultimately misguided"...the inevitable result of Mother O'Connor trying to apply compassionate motherly principles to conflict resolution -- when her job was to apply the Constitution.
"Meaning well" is not a "compelling national interest".
It’s not likely that the affirmative action regime will be repealed in any serious way. Right now it depends on the weakest of the five conservative justices to vote with the conservative wing and not cower in the face of the media opprobrium that will be unleased on him. If any of the five dies or retires before 2017, Obama will replace him with a hard-line leftist. If a Democrat wins in 2016, it’s almost inevitable that there will be a leftist majority on the court by 2020.