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  • Why another look at affirmative action?

    Why another look at affirmative action?
    Since 2003, when the Supreme Court last ruled that state universities may take race into account in their admissions policies without violating the Constitution, opponents of affirmative action have worked tirelessly to have the court revisit the issue. They were jubilant this week when the justices announced that they would entertain a second challenge to racial preferences at the University of Texas' flagship campus in Austin. It's ominous news for Americans who believe, as we do, that affirmative action is a valuable tool not only for ensuring diversity on campus but also for redressing deep-rooted racial inequalities.
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court reaches the end of a political era

    The end of this term at the U.S. Supreme Court felt like the culmination of an era or rather of two eras. Periods in the history of the court tend to form in relation to the great, defining political issues of the day, which eventually make their way to...

    Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases

    The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices prevailed in...

    BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree

    BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia seem unlikely friends. Though both grew up in New York City and graduated from Ivy League law schools, Scalia went on to become a lawyer in the Nixon administration and a founder of the conservative...

    Ted Cruz and the born-again GOP

    President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill making "In God We Trust" the nation's official motto, but his approach to religion was not excessive in its rigor. "Our form of government has no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious belief," he...