When we allow a public institution to implement affirmative action in its admissions procedures, which is meant to be a tool to mend the inequalities brought about by racism, we are also giving it the power to impose further structural discrimination.
Schacter sat down with The Daily to discuss the decisions, their implications for California and the future of same-sex marriage litigation.
In wake of the recent Supreme Court case determining the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Stanford Law School students played a central role in securing support for an amicus brief deployed in oral arguments against the act in United States v. Windsor.
While Supreme Court justices question the role of racial consideration as a factor in the college admissions, Stanford remains committed to upholding affirmative action, arguing that the policy helps to ensure a diverse student body.
Calling a Supreme Court decision “lawless” and warning of “corporate domination of our political process,” former Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) spoke Monday night about the dangers stemming from the recent removal of restrictions on financial contributions to political groups.