April 24, 2014 -- Professor Adam Winkler commented on the blistering dissent in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding a Michigan ban on race-conscious college admissions policies. His comments appear in Talking Points Memo and Philadelphia Daily News articles.
"Marshall wrote some impassioned dissents in the early affirmative action cases (e.g. Croson) but they weren't personal like this one," said Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA. "Never before have two justices sparred so personally over race. Justices have sharply disagreed about affirmative action, but we've never seen such personal disagreement."
To read the entire Talking Points Memo article, click here.
"Today's opinion could spark a new series of battles over affirmative action," Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of the book Gunfight on Second Amendment battles, told the Daily News by email. He said opponents of affirmative action will likely now be "emboldened" to push for state-level bans not just in college admissions but public contracting and hiring.
To read the entire Philadelphia Daily News article, click here.