The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to ban affirmative action in college admissions on Tuesday afternoon, voting 6–2 against Harvard University and 6–3 against the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in a landmark decision.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is setting itself up to overturn affirmative action in college admissions this year. Without it, racial diversity in higher education will be permanently damaged—unless Boston College and other top universities radically change their admissions selection criteria.
The Interconnectedness of the Dobbs Decision and Substantive Due Process: A Discussion with Professor James Fleming
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice hosted the Wednesday panel at Boston College Law School, which focused on Fleming’s most recent book, Constructing Basic Liberties: A Defense of Substantive Due Process, as well as the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.
With the recent announcement of United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, there is a renewed attention on the ideological make-up of the court. Breyer’s retirement does not greatly change the composition of the Supreme Court—as it will still remain tilted in…
Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones, the current Jerome Lyle Rappaport distinguished visiting professor at Boston College Law School, will act as a “sherpa” for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, guiding them through the confirmation process in the Senate.
Originalism is a deeply partisan, political ideology that shrouds itself in the language of protecting the Constitution and democracy through serious intellectual rigidity. With Barrett now confirmed to the Supreme Court, the convincing, yet hollow, rhetoric of this formidable ideology on the court will be a force to contend with if we want to protect civil and human rights in America.
Citizens of Newton reflected upon the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday afternoon in an event organized by The League of Women Voters Newton.
“Over the years, DACA students have enriched our campus through their presence, and we hope they will continue to do so in the years to come,” Dunn said.
A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice ruled to vacate the charges against a man arrested at the Straight Pride Parade in response to a petition filed by District Attorney Rachael Rollins. She filed it last week to overturn Judge Richard Sinnot, who had insisted on upholding the charges despite the prosecution’s requests to have them…