Clarence Thomas: Affirmative action no better than Jim Crow segregation

Joe Saunders
BizPac Review

A 7-1 majority of the Supreme Court on Monday punted on the affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas Austin.

But conservative champion Justice Clarence Thomas made no bones about where he stood in his opinion, even though he concurred with the court’s decision to send the case back to a lower court for further review.

The Fisher case involved a white woman – since graduated from another school – who sued over an affirmative action program that she said allowed less qualified minorities to take her place in the class she applied to enter.

The high court didn’t rule on the case itself, but Thomas did in his own way, making clear that affirmative action has no more justifiable place in American education now than segregation did in the Jim Crow South.

Here, via the Post, are some selections of Thomas opinion released today…


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Related: Court Reins in Affirmative Action

…Today in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court held that the lower courts afford far too much deference to the university regarding whether their affirmative action program achieves a truly compelling public interest and sent the case back to the appeals court to apply a more rigorous and skeptical standard of review. ..




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