Will SCOTUS End Affirmative Action?

Andrew Sullivan —  May 2 2012 @ 8:22am

A case is coming down the pike:

[I]t would not be surprising if the Court sent affirmative action to its doom. No figure in public life, including President Obama, has made a full-throated defense of the practice in years. On an aggressively conservative court like the current one, that relative silence could well be seen as an invitation to dismantle the practice. In today's political environment, a decision in favor of [plaintiff] Abigail Fisher would generate as much praise as criticism. For the Roberts Court, that makes for a relatively risk-free license to follow its inclinations.