On October 15, the Court will hear oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, in which it will consider whether Michigan violated the Equal Protection Clause when it amended its constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions.  This week the blog will host an online symposium to consider how the Court ought to approach this question and how the Justices might rule. Contributors will include:

Richard Epstein – New York University School of Law

Melissa Hart – Colorado Law at University of Colorado, Boulder

Gail Heriot – University of San Diego School of Law

John Neiman – Solicitor General of Alabama

Girardeau  Spann – Georgetown University Law Center

Michael Smith – The Smith Appellate Law Firm

Posted in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Affirmative action symposium

Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Symposium announcement: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 9, 2013, 1:24 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/09/symposium-announcement-schuette-v-coalition-to-defend-affirmative-action/