Harvard Loses Affirmative Action Case

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:

-Is this a big deal?

-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.

-Wonder Bread Alito

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