Bradley Attorney Mary Clay Morgan Responds to High Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action
Bradley attorney Mary Clay Morgan was quoted in Law360 on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of a university’s race-conscious admissions policy. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the court rejected a white applicant’s discrimination challenge to the school’s policy.
Morgan said, “Justice Kennedy wrote that the university had articulated ‘concrete and precise goals’ that its admissions policy was designed to achieve, and the court held that the ‘holistic review’ facet of the university’s admissions policy, which considers race as one of many factors in a student’s application, was narrowly tailored to meet the university’s educational goal of diversity. If the court had sided with the petitioner, the case could have endangered colleges’ and universities’ future use of affirmative action policies. Instead, the court affirmed that affirmative action policies are constitutionally permissible if they meet the court’s standards of being ‘narrowly tailored’.”
The complete article, “Attys React to High Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling,” appeared in Law360 on June 23, 2016.