New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

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New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:12 am

I was wondering if anyone know about the case regarding affirmative action in higher education that came out of Texas recently? The supreme court agreed to hear it - I was wondering if it could affect the URM boost if the court rules against it.

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby PARTY » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:14 am

nice and subtle.

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:22 am

Apparently? :shock:

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby justinp » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:41 am

inb4thelock

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby STLMizzou » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:44 am

justinp wrote:inb4thelock

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:58 am

If I missed the disclaimer not to discuss this topic, I am sorry. Please delete this post if so.

I was just curious - I heard about a few days ago and one of the analysts said it could invalidate the legality of affirmative action in higher education.

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby Wholigan » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:12 pm

LawSchoolChampion wrote:If I missed the disclaimer not to discuss this topic, I am sorry. Please delete this post if so.

I was just curious - I heard about a few days ago and one of the analysts said it could invalidate the legality of affirmative action in higher education.


I think this is certainly a legitimate question. However there is already a thread discussing the topic.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=178724&hilit=scotus

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby vpintz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:49 pm

STLMizzou wrote:
justinp wrote:inb4thelock

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:02 pm

This won't be locked if people maintain some civility. Just don't start AA ranting and things will be fine.

I am pretty sure this has been said but even if the obligation to account for minority status in law school/college admissions is taken away, I doubt it will make much of a difference in actual practice. It's still a huge selling point for schools to be able to say they have a diverse class. If a school all of a sudden admitted all non-minorities, that school would really hurt it's image. Also, since medians and reporting statistics work the way they do, school will still be able to admit people below their medians. Being a URM will still be a great reason to be admitted to a school with lower than average numbers.

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby Jah'rakal » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:30 pm

if it ain't white it ain't right

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Re: New Supreme Court Hearing Death of URM status?

Postby Trina Johnson » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:43 pm

I hope so




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