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Harvard Loses Affirmative Action Case

Oh, and the religious accommodations case landed too.

In a contentious decision, the Supreme Court shuts down affirmative action in universities… or does it? How impactful, really, is the decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard? It’s complicated. After weeks (months? Years?) of anxious anticipation, Sarah and David dig into this term’s blockbuster decision:

-They justices can’t agree about the universe of facts

-Harvard’s response

-The arbitrariness of check boxes

-A different kind of affirmative action

-Justice Thomas’ concurrence (and legacy)

-Justice Sotomayor’s dissent

-…paved with good intentions.

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Sarah Isgur is a senior editor at The Dispatch and is based in northern Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2019, she had worked in every branch of the federal government and on three presidential campaigns. When Sarah is not hosting podcasts or writing newsletters, she’s probably sending uplifting stories about spiders to Jonah, who only pretends to love all animals.

David French is a columnist for the New York Times. He’s a former senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.