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Rachel Kleinman Talks with Salon on the Affirmative Action Case before the Supreme Court for a Second Time12/11/15
“Extremely inappropriate”: The Supreme Court and the sneaky plot to kill affirmative action
Holding that diversity can be a compelling interest that a university can [constitutionally] pursue. That was very encouraging, and we thought that as far as this case went that would be the end of the road. The fact that it’s been taken up again is certainly alarming. It definitely indicates that [some on the Court believe] its work was not done first time around.
President Obama Signs Into Law a Rewrite of No Child Left Behind
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Today, the Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by a vote of 85 to 12, assuring the bill's advancement to President Obama for his signature.
Supreme Court Weighs Turning Back Clock On Redistricting
A case before the Supreme Court this week has the potential to change equal access to political representation as we have known it for at least the last 50 years. In Evenwel v. Abbott, a case arising out of Texas, the court may decide whether apportioning legislative districts, from which state legislators are elected, based on total population satisfies the Constitution’s one person, one vote principle. History, practical realities and fairness reflect that it does.