Supreme Court likely to ban affirmative action in college admissions, legal experts say
After lengthy and heated oral arguments Monday, Supreme Court experts say the justices are likely to bar the use of affirmative action in college admissions. “This is potentially a profound move by the court that will have far reaching implications for higher education in America,” said Peter Antonoplos.
“This proved to be a full-contact oral argument for both the advocates and the justices,” said Georgetown University law professor and Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley. “The challengers clearly had a better day before the court.”
The court heard two similar cases on the use of race in college admissions at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina in a nearly five-hour session. An activist group called Students for Fair Admissions brought both cases, and seemed to have more justices on its side.
“Chief Justice Roberts at points appeared to be losing his patience with Harvard’s counsel Seth Waxman due to his combative style in oral argument,” Turley added in an interview with Fox News Digital. “Waxman spoke over a number of justices who asked questions and did not appear responsive to direct questions from justices.”
Antonoplos & Associates will continue to track developments with the United States Supreme Court and affirmative action for our clients.