In 2003, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, with one foot out the door to care for her beloved husband, did the country a last favor by resolving the affirmative action debate in college admissions once and for all. Or so we thought.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court gave government officials more room to incorporate religion into civic life, ruling that the Constitution lets a New York town board start most meetings with a Christian prayer.
While Fabrice Tourre may have found himself fabulous when devising intricate transactions and presuming he survived their collapses, the e-mail trail he left behind was a less-than-marvelous repetition of history.
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most ethnically diverse U.S. campuses. With whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians weaving along sidewalks under the 307-foot UT Tower, a student can encounter classmates from three or four cultural backgrounds in a matter of seconds.
If the regulation is found "content-neutral" and narrowly tailored to protect the exercise of the constitutional right to abortion, it will survive. If not, an increasingly pro-free-speech court may strike it down.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bars.