SCOTUS ruling steps back constitutional scrutiny of affirmative action programs, making them substantially more likely to be upheld.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 23, 2016
Proponents of the program argue that the campus diversity that results from it are well worth the controversy.
Student Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas in 2012 for being denied admission to the school, alleging that the school’s affirmative action program put her at an unfair disadvantage.
Yet, in their argument, the Supreme Court argued the policy was constitutional.
“The race-conscious admissions program in use at the time of petitioner’s application is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause,” the opinion reads.