Vanderbilt Law Prof Weighs in on Affirmative Action Case

Vanderbilt University Law School professor and constitutional law scholar Suzanna Sherry says the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas in no way portends the end of affirmative action and is likely to have very little impact on most universities. “Those who would portray it as the end of affirmative action are overreacting. The court went out of its way to endorse earlier decisions upholding affirmative action,” said Sherry. “There’s no change in the law,” she continued, noting that the court, consistent with its previous cases, held only that courts must carefully scrutinize any use of race in admissions.

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