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Justice Scalia’s suggesting during oral argument in Fisher that African-American students would fare better at a “slower track school” have sparked commentary from the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg Politics.
Wednesday’s oral arguments for Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin received coverage from NPR, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, and Reuters. “The outcome almost certainly turns on Kennedy’s vote,” David Savage wrote for the Los Angeles Times. “During his long career on the court, Kennedy has never voted to uphold a race-based policy.”
On NPR, Nina Totenberg discusses the increasing rarity of the death penalty. She quotes Columbia Law’s James Liebman noting, “People began to realize that the Supreme Court couldn’t keep the death penalty reliable. Dozens of innocent people were released from death row, [causing] jurors, prosecutors and governors [to] put the brakes” on executions.