Affirmative action may be at an end in college admissions (Supreme Court takes up case)
Might've seen the news this morning, here's the link -- https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-to-con…
Gist of it is there are two class-action cases (UNC and Harvard) which the Supreme Court has agreed to consider in tandem (as they affect the same issue) regarding race-based quotas. Effectively, if the justices rule to get rid of it this would end affirmative action in college admissions. There's a very good chance that this happens as we have 6 conservative justices (at least 2 of which - Thomas and Roberts - have for a long been vocally against affirmative action). Would bet we at least get buy in from 3 of the other 4 conservative justices. The case will be heard around Oct 2022 (this yr) and the ruling would come out by June 2023.
If this goes through (which I'd bet 80-90% it will), this would officially end the affirmative action posts on WSO as well. gg
EDIT: As Mr. Incredible pointed out below, Alito is also vocally against it. Also Clarence Thomas has long been against it as well (https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-the-elite-hat…) as another posted said below. Meaning of the 5 votes needed to end affirmative action, 4 are locked in. Only need 1 more vote from 2 conservative justices. Believe Justice Kavanaugh also was against race-based admissions in his lawyer days as well so this is most likely another vote against AA