Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm
This morning, a divided Court upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action by public universities in admissions. Justice Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court in an opinion that was joined by the Chief Justice and Justice Alito. Justice Scalia filed an opinion, concurring in the judgment only, that was joined by Justice Thomas, while Justice Breyer filed his own opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion (joined by Justice Ginsburg) and summarized her dissent from the bench.
Coverage of the decision comes from this blog, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, ABC, CNN, NBC, CBS, the Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), Legal Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico.