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Archive for June, 2013

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/06/24/how-californias-prop-8-clawed-its-way-to-the-supreme-court/ target=_self>How California’s Prop. 8 Clawed its Way Up to the Supreme Court</a>

The Lowdown | June 24, 2013

How California’s Prop. 8 Clawed its Way Up to the Supreme Court

How did the Prop. 8 case go all the way from California to the U.S. Supreme Court? Scroll through this interactive to trace the path. Use the arrows to advance, and zoom in to blow-up text size and images. It can also be viewed in full screen mode (click on bottom left button).

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/06/21/what-is-the-future-of-affirmative-action/ target=_self>What Is the Future of Affirmative Action?</a>

The Lowdown | June 21, 2013

What Is the Future of Affirmative Action?

Update July 24: The Supreme Court sent a challenge to the University of Texas’ affirmative action admissions process back to a lower court. The compromise ruling throws out the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the Texas admission plan. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said the appeals court did not test the Texas plan under the most exacting level of judicial review. He said such a test is required by the court’s 2003 decision upholding affirmative action in higher education. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the lone dissenter.

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