The 2012 Term of the Supreme Court wrapped up with many important decisions. The faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law goes behind the decisions to explain what happened, why, and what it means for the future.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas didn’t make any sweeping declarations on affirmative action. In a 7-1 decision (with Justice Kagan recusing herself), the Court sent the case back to the lower courts. Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod, who has argued on civil rights in the Supreme Court, explains what the decision means.
This post, which originally appeared in Nahmod Law, is reposted with permission from the author. The Supreme Court handed down two important decisions on race in this last week of its 2012 Term that have more in common than appears on first reading.
If you’re looking to refresh your memory on some of the big cases still awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision, take a look at the videos provided by Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS).
Discover information on the politics, the background, and the issues involved in the two same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court in our Deep Dive. These videos discuss the basics of both Hollingsworth v. Perry (the Prop 8 case) and United States v. Windsor (the DOMA case).
Professors Carolyn Shapiro (ISCOTUS Director and Associate Professor of Law) and Sheldon Nahmod (Distinguished Professor of Law) discuss the details in Fisher v. University of Texas.
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The Court will release the audio recording of the arguments in yesterday’s widely followed affirmative action case on Friday. Below, Profs. Carolyn Shapiro and Sheldon Nahmod discuss the arguments made by each side in this case.
Profs. Carolyn Shapiro and Sheldon Nahmod discuss this widely anticipated affirmative action case. You can also review documents and listen to the lower court oral arguments in this case here. Additionally, Prof. Nahmod has also previously blogged about affirmative action.