The current Supreme Court has handed down some major rulings recently. But not everything is as it appears.
Because the Supreme Court is now falling apart at the seams after this report hit the public.
Earlier this year before the end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022-2023 session, the Highest Court in the land handed down a ruling that effectively outlawed Affirmative Action.
U.S. institutions can no longer use race as a factor in admissions after the ruling by the Supreme Court. The conservative six-justice supermajority’s decision to strike down admissions policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina was divided along ideological lines.
This ruling overturns years of precedent supported by Republican-appointed majorities on the Supreme Court. It eliminates the option for schools, both public and private, to take racial makeup into account alongside other criteria when selecting students for admission.
This was obviously a huge loss for the radical Left, who want to continue to be the true racists and consider someone’s skin color when taking an application into account.
But, while the ruling has already brought major changes, certain public institutions are trying to skirt the law as the Supreme Court interprets it.
A school in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High School, changed their rules of admissions back in 2020 that made it much more difficult for Asian Americans to get accepted into the school because of their skin color.
Of course, that should now be illegal according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Affirmative Action, but the school is not changing anything.
The new admissions policies include completely ridding the school of standardized entry tests, a major carving out of any sort of meritocracy.
The school was brought to court and the Federal District Court in Alexandria initially ruled that the new rules were “racially motivated” and were implemented to bring about “racial balancing.”
In May, though, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fourth Circuit overturned the Federal District Court of Alexandria, saying that the new admissions policies were acceptable and constitutional.
This was all before the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that ruled that any consideration of race for admissions to public institutions is now unconstitutional.
Now, a legal organization called The Pacific Legal Foundation, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider this lower court ruling.
The court document reads “The longer this question is not resolved… the more incentive school districts (and now universities) will have to develop workarounds that enable them to racially discriminate without using racial classifications.”
The court filing goes on to say that the new admissions policies of the high school are specifically designed to get the “same results as overt racial discrimination.”
It’s interesting how the radical Left has reacted in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that racial bias being used in school admissions is unconstitutional.
The Democrats claim to be the Party of inclusion and anti-racism, and yet they are losing their minds about the fact that they won’t be able to discriminate against certain groups like Asian Americans.
And now it appears they are going so far as to defy a direct order from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Make no mistake about it, this is an attack on the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court, and unless the Court will not be able to withstand these attacks alone.
The legal system of the United States, of which the Supreme Court is the head, will tear in two if these defiances continue.
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