America and Race: The Status of Affirmative Action under the U.S. Constitution


  • Categories: Politics | All
  • Event posted: Oct. 1, 2012
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

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The use of affirmative action in admissions decisions in higher education is before the Supreme Court for the first time since 2003. Fisher v. University of Texas will be argued at the Supreme Court on October 10 questioning whether universities can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions decisions and, if so, how the race of an applicant may be considered.

Join the Dole Institute for its 2012 Constitution Day event. The panelists are David C. Frederick, who wrote a brief in support of the University on behalf of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Texas, and Erik S. Jaffe, former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote a brief in support of the student denied admission. The program will be moderated by KU Law Professor Steve McAllister. This program is co-sponsored by KU School of Law.


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