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Supreme Court and affirmative action

Rod Smolla

The Supreme Court this week decided Fisher v. University of Texas. It did not decide, however, what the future affirmative action in American higher education would be. Instead, it put off for a future day any definitive ruling on the rules of engagement for affirmative action. In an op-ed about the decision for Inside Higher Ed, Furman president Rod Smolla wrote that “rather than rule on the merits of affirmative action, seven of eight Justices simply held that the lower court had not applied the correct legal standard.”

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