Last week, the Supreme Court agreed
to hear two cases about the role of race in college admissions, including one
case involving UNC. These cases—due to the new makeup of the Supreme
Court—could signal a significant change in the law surrounding race conscious
college admissions programs.
So, if you want to know more about
the UNC case, or this legal issue in general, we’ve compiled a reading guide
that has everything you need to know. First is a list of news articles covering
the Supreme Court’s decision to take the case. Next is a list of the most
relevant judicial opinions on this topic, including the district court’s ruling
in the UNC case. Finally, we have compiled a list of law review articles for
those who want a deeper dive on the subject.
Note: Some news resources require a subscription for access.
Kelsey Butler & Ella Ceron, The Coming Showdown Over Race in U.S. College Admissions,
Bloomberg (Jan. 24 2022).
Amy Howe, Court will hear challenges to affirmative action at Harvard
and University of North Carolina, SCOTUSBLOG (Jan. 24
Adam Liptak & Anemona
Hartocollis, Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at
Harvard and U.N.C., NYT (Jan. 24 2022).
Kate Murphy, U.S. Supreme Court will hear UNC-Chapel Hill, Harvard
affirmative action cases, The News & Observer (Jan. 24
Ian Millhiser, The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end
affirmative action, Vox (Jan. 24 2022).
Deborah Archer, Race Conscious Admissions Policies are Crucial to an
Equitable Society, US Law Week (Jan. 25 2022).
Riley, A Chance to Remove Race from College Admissions , WSJ Opinion (Jan. 25 2022).
Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina
, M.D.N.C. (2019).
Fisher v. Texas
, 570 US 297 (2013).
, 539 US 306 (2003).
Gratz v. Bollinger
, 539 US 244 (2003).
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
438 US 265 (1978).
Law Review Articles:
Kimberly West-Faulcon, Reversed Protection: A Discrimination Claim Gone
Wild in Fisher v. Texas, 7 UC Irvine L. Rev. 133 (2017).
Vernon L Francis, Accepting Uncertainty: Fisher v. University of Texas and
Race-Conscious College Admissions, 43 J.C. & U.L.
Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, Fisher’s Cautionary Tale and the Urgent Need for Equal
Access to an Excellent Education, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 185 (2016).
Posted by Andrew J. Wisniewsky on Wed. February 9, 2022 9:55 AM