Devontae Torriente L’24 and Ty Parks L’24 have published “Supreme Court could drop ‘wrecking ball’ on another legal precedent” at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Torriente and Parks are the Advocacy Co-Chairs of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer:
one of the least diverse in the country — the role of race in higher-education admissions is never far from our minds. This reality is why we are particularly concerned about the latest Supreme Court term.As Black students in law school — a field that remains
In the next few months, the court is set to take another wrecking ball to its legal precedent. This time, the court is poised to undermine its rulings that have helped level the playing field for Black students and other students of color.
Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina, could fundamentally reshape the landscape of higher education and limit social mobility for students from marginalized communities.On Oct. 31, the court will hear arguments for two cases that challenge the constitutionality of using affirmative action in the admissions process at colleges and universities. The cases,
They could also unravel years of legal precedent… .