Legal battle: Race-Conscious Admissions Under Threat.

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Authors: Eric Hoover and Nell Gluckman
Date: Feb. 4, 2022
From: The Chronicle of Higher Education(Vol. 68, Issue 11)
Publisher: Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 742 words
Lexile Measure: 1340L

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IN THE END, Edward J. Blum got what he wanted--another chance to take down race-conscious admissions programs.

Last month, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions, known as SFFA, against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Blum, a conservative activist who leads the group, said in a written statement that he hoped the Supreme Court, which has consolidated the two cases, would use them "to begin the restoration of the colorblind legal covenant" by ending the consideration of race in admissions at all public and private colleges in the land.

Blum has lost every legal battle in his most recent campaign against race-conscious admissions. But is he poised to win the war?

Yes, a slew of pundits have proclaimed. After all, conservative justices hold a 6-to-3 advantage on the Supreme Court, which, it's fair to assume, will look skeptically upon even the limited consideration of applicants' race in admissions.

But the end of race-conscious admissions is not a foregone conclusion, Arthur L. Coleman, co-founder and managing partner at EducationCounsel, told The Chronicle. "People...

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