Carol Platt Liebau
In a move that bodes ill for the continuation of affirmative action on college campuses, the Supreme Court has decided to take up a case that deals with the topic, a decade after Justice O'Connor authored a 2003 decision that largely continued affirmative action.

Now, of course, Justice Alito has replaced Justice O'Connor; otherwise, the jurisprudential makeup of the Court remains roughly the same (and Justice Kagan may have to recuse herself).

No doubt the Obama campaign would LOVE to get a decision it could use to rally liberals against the perceived injustice of race-blind college admissions, but too bad . . . the case won't be heard until October, a month before the presidential election, and a decision won't be handed down until June of 2013.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.