Post Tagged with: "Affirmative Action"

  • Supreme Court Term in Review 2013

    Amicus, By Chris Havasy, Courts, Events, Sex Equality September 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, September 26th, Harvard Law School held a review of the previous term of the Supreme Court.  The panelists included Professors Charles Fried, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Michael Klarman, Visiting Professor Justin Driver, and the event was moderated by Dean Martha Minow. The panelists first discussed the marriage cases (Windsor and […]

  • Fisher: Revisiting CRCL’s Responses to Hopwood v. Texas

    With this year’s big affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, being one of the highlights of the Supreme Court’s current term, it is worth circling back to CRCL’s previous treatment of the issue and reflecting on the moment in the 1990s when Hopwood killed UT’s earlier attempt to use affirmative action to remedy a history of segregation. What can these articles tell us about the issues at stake in Fisher? There seem to be two general lessons.

  • CR-CL Podcast – Episode 16 – Affirmative Action and Judicial Nominations

    Courts, Education, Podcast, Race and Immigration October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

    With Matt in the hosting chair this week, CR-CL’s Executive Editors for Online Content, Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin take a close look at this week’s oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and at the pace and process of President’s Obama’s judicial nominations. The show begins with our weekly news round-up, This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

  • CR-CL Podcast – Episode 3 – Fisher v. University of Texas, Affirmative Action, and Unpaid Internships

    Podcast February 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

    CR-CL’s Executive Editors for Online Content Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin are joined by employment law blogger Minal Caron. We discuss the recent grant of certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas and the future of affirmative action. MInal discusses his recent post looking at the legality and the implications of unpaid internships in the for-profit and government sectors.

  • Bitter Sweets for Sale

    In opposition to a bill in the California State Senate allowing public universities and colleges to consider race, gender, ethnicity and national origin in admissions, the College Republicans of UC Berkeley held a bake sale yesterday.  Charging sweet-toothed patrons different prices based on their race and gender – whites paying […]

  • In Their Own Words – The Victimhood Narrative

    Issue Areas, Race and Immigration August 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

    While there has always been a resistance to affirmative action policies, the present debate has added a new dimension. There has been a rise in rhetoric concerning the notion of white victimhood, and policies like affirmative action are cited as justification for these theories. This victimhood narrative is important because of the way it portrays affirmative action policies as oppressive and discriminatory.

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