WASHINGTON – It was a case that could have led to the constitutional condemnation of school affirmative action policies across the country.
But instead, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin gave the lower court another crack at deciding whether the school’s policy passes constitutional muster — but not before offering a slightly tougher standard for the school to prove the need for considering race among school admission factors. Call it “no-other-way strict scrutiny.”
WASHINGTON – In a ruling that will have an immediate effect on more than 1,000 federal laws and programs, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, holding that the law prohibiting recognition of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages for federal purposes unconstitutionally violates equal protection principles.
WASHINGTON — Giving the University of Texas at Austin another chance to prove that its affirmative action program passes constitutional muster, the U.S Supreme Court held today that schools must prove that admissions policies considering race among other factors must be strictly tailored to the purpose of diversity.
A state tort reform law allowing only a single award of $100,000 to both parents of a child suffering from neurological birth injuries does not violate equal protection, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state violated equal protection when it amended its constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public university admissions.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether state and local government employees can avoid the limitations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by bringing age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection Clause and §1983.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether California’s Proposition 8, the voter approved referendum banning same-sex marriage, violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
A state constitutional amendment banning affirmative action programs in public education violates the guarantee of equal protection under the U.S. Constitution, the en banc 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
An infertile wife was not entitled to a presumption of parentage of her husband’s child carried by a surrogate mother, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.