Stanford’s Rick Banks on Race-Based College Admissions SCOTUS Decision – Legal Aggregate

Written by on July 1, 2023

On Thursday, June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down race-based affirmative action admissions plans at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. While the Court has previously upheld affirmative action, most prominently 20 years ago when Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote the majority opinion for the Grutter decision in the University of Michigan cases, today’s 6-3 ruling that colleges and universities must stop considering race in admissions is representative of a decisive shift to the right in the Court’s makeup . . .

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