A Case For The Supremes: Will They Take Action?

It has been almost a quarter of a century since the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an affirmative-action case about college admissions--but the University of Michigan Law School may break the drought. Last week a bitterly divided federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 5 to 4 in favor of the school's race-conscious admissions policy. Lawyers for Barbara Grutter, a white woman whose Michigan application was rejected, are already working on her appeal. "It's time for the Supreme Court to weigh in and explain better what the law is in this area," says Terence Pell, CEO of the Center for...

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