The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin - Updated 02/22/13
Fisher v. UT Austin is the first federal challenge to the use of race as one of many factors in university admissions since the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, which upheld an admissions policy at the University of Michigan Law School and broadly affirmed the important role diversity plays in education.
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February 26, 2013 - Posted by Cedric Lawson
In her newly released memoir, "My Beloved World," Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor defends affirmative action – under which she was admitted to Princeton University and Yale Law School – as a needed tool to help disadvantaged students get to the starting line of the race to success.
November 15, 2012 - Posted by Anjali Thakur-Mittal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today in an 8-to-7 ruling found that parts of Michigan’s law banning equal opportunity programs at public colleges and universities are unconstitutional.
November 14, 2012 - Posted by Joe Bear
On Election Day, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 759, banning affirmative action measures in state government hiring, public contracting, and higher education. The measure passed by a vote of 59 to 41 percent and amends the state constitution to prohibit any consideration of race, gender, ethnicity, and national origin by the state government.
October 9, 2012 - Posted by Joe Bear
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could determine whether universities can continue to use race as one of many factors in admissions, which could impact their ability to promote diverse learning environments for all students.
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