The Supreme Court has decided to hear two cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard and UNC. Advocates of racial preferences to achieve “diversity” will no doubt declare that without such preferences, the sky will fall.
On the other side is Professor Gail Heriot, who hopes that the Court will actually employ strict scrutiny this time, instead of meekly deferring to what the university administrators want to do. She offers some thoughts on the cases here.
I particularly like her argument that the Court shouldn’t regard racial preferences as somehow a “compelling interest” given that a solid majority of the public opposes them.