Supreme Court Preparing to Hear Arguments over Race-Based College Admissions

In the long-running case Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, the court will hear oral arguments about the use of racial admissions criteria at both Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

From THE EPOCH TIMES:

The future of racial quotas in university admissions will depend largely on the outcome of one of the most hotly disputed and closely watched cases of the Supreme Court’s new term.

On Oct. 31, the court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the long-running case of Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, which will address the use of race-based admissions policies not only at Harvard but at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

The lawsuit, which seeks to overturn the 2003 ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger permitting universities to consider race in admissions decisions with a view to augmenting diversity, began as two separate legal actions against the two institutions. Their contention was that such discriminatory policies unfairly disadvantage Asian-American applicants (and, in the case of UNC, white applications) in violation of Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.