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With the mid terms on the horizon, the democrats have been on the receiving end of a slew of bad news that will very likely hurt their already tepid-at-best chances. This latest case comes to us courtesy of the Supreme Court of The United States.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to wade into yet another controversial issue as justices prepare to hear oral arguments during the new session.
SCOTUS hears arguments next Monday in Harvard, UNC cases on race-based affirmative action admissions.— Beverly A. Pekala (@PekalaLaw) October 27, 2022
In polling by Pew Research, 75% of Americans, incl. majorities of every racial group, say race/ethnicity should not be factors in admissions. #Thursday https://t.co/BjY2QUcQfv pic.twitter.com/i1snP3bRSU
It is now being reported by The American Digest that:
The court on Monday will hear a case regarding whether college admissions based on race and/or ethnicity are constitutional, and many on the left are already becoming frantic that they could end under the high court’s current conservative majority.
The case is already leading many on the left to panic over potential changes to the admissions situation.
“Affirmative action will be thrust into the spotlight next week as the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases: Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina,” The Hill wrote.
The American Digest further reported that:
“A ruling on the two cases by the conservative court could reverse 40 years of precedent of race-conscious admissions to colleges and universities,” it added.
“It’s very clear to me that Harvard University was engaging in blatant discrimination. And what they were doing was they did not like the fact that Asian-Americans – if they were simply admitted based on their credentials, qualifications – would have such a huge percentage of the student body,” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Fox News.
It was further reported by CNBC that:
Students for Fair Admissions is seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case Grutter v. Bollinger, which in 2003 found that colleges could consider race in their admissions in order to have diverse campuses.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted that the 14th Amendment, adopted after the Civil War, took race into account to help Black Americans get access to parts of society that were denied them during slavery.
“You’re assuming that race is the only factor that gets someone in,” said Sotomayor, a liberal justice referring to college admissions.
Strawbridge later said that Asian applicants have been disadvantaged by affirmative action policies that have benefited Black applications, a factor which he argued underscored the unfairness and unconstitutionality of those policies.
CNBC went on to report that:
“Some races get a benefit, some races do not get a benefit,” he said.
Strawbridge said the use of race to determine who gets into a college is “inherently divisive.”
Sotomayor challenged Strawbridge to come up with any example in the court record where an applicant had gotten into college simply because of their race.
She and other liberal justices in their questions argued that race was but one of many factors in affecting how colleges determine who gets admitted.
One of the justices, Ketanji Brown Jackson, said “They’re looking at the full person, with all these characteristics.”
Conservatives hold a 6-3 super-majority on the Supreme Court and are expected to be open to the arguments for ending affirmative action.
“I’ve heard the word diversity a number of times, and I have no idea of what it means,” said Thomas, who was only the second Black person appointed to the Supreme Court, after a lawyer defending the affirmative action policy at UNC began his argument.
The Supreme Court of the United States has been quite active lately. In fact we reported just earlier this month that Dylann Roof was the first person to be sentenced to death for a federal hate crime. On the evening of June 17, 2015, Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. At first, Roof came to the church to participate in a Bible study. The massacre that took place at Mother Emanuel was premeditated and evil. For his crimes, Roof rightfully deserves the death penalty. The Supreme Court has rejected his death sentence appeal.
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