Geof Stone Analyzes Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show (#UChiLawSCt)

Supreme Court Rules on Fisher vs. U-Texas: Back to Lower Court
WNYC
The Brian Lehrer Show
June 24, 2013

This morning, the Supreme Court announced opinions on a few key cases, including:

  • In the affirmative action case Fisher vs. University of Texas, the court will send the case back to a lower court. SCOTUSBlog reports that this indicates "the majority seems to reaffirm that diversity is a compelling interest if only because that rule was not challenged by the plaintiffs in the case."
  • The court announced that it will hear a case this Fall about the constitutionality of President Obama's recess appointments.
  • Several pro-business rulings on the scope of the Civil Rights Act when it comes to workplace harassment.

We discuss the rulings and the impact with University of Chicago's Geoffrey Stone.