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Supreme Court Rules on Fisher vs. U-Texas: Back to Lower Court
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.