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Supreme Court and affirmative action

Rod Smolla

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a second case involving affirmative action in higher education—even before it has issued a ruling on the other case it has considered this term. An article in Inside Higher Ed quoted Furman president Rod Smolla about the Supreme Court’s decision and what it might mean for higher education.

Smolla is an expert on free expression and academic freedom, and is the author of numerous books, including The Constitution Goes to College: Five Constitutional Ideas That Have Shaped the American University. Before joining Furman as president in 2010, he was dean of the Washington and Lee School of Law, dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, and director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the College of William & Mary.

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