A piece in “The New York Times” by Adam Liptak entitled “Student’s Protests May Play Role in Supreme Court Case on Race in Admissions” focuses on how the protests at schools like Yale and Princeton may shape how the highest court in the land rules in this important Affirmative Action case. For those not familiar with the case of Abigail Fisher, who after all these years is basically making ending Affirmative Action her life’s cause, read more about the legal action she’s taken against the University of Texas at Austin.
As we are well known in the media for having a crystal ball at Ivy Coach, a crystal ball that can predict everything from whether or not a student will gain admission to her Early Decision school to the Ivy League football champion, we will let you know what our crystal ball says about the Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. Our crystal ball tells us that Abigail Fisher’s years-long battle against Affirmative Action will end unceremoniously at the Supreme Court, that Affirmative Action will, once again, withstand challenge at the high court. And we predict that even after this defeat, Abigail Fisher and her attorneys will stand atop the steps of the Supreme Court and declare how they’ve made a crack in the glass ceiling of Affirmative Action. Uh huh.
Adam Liptak writes in his piece in “The New York Times” that the fact that a few justices attended Princeton and a few attended Yale Law School will impact how they rule in this particular case. We’re not so sure about that. Certainly there is racial tension on these campuses right now — with the Halloween costume incident at Yale and the Woodrow Wilson debate at Princeton. But we have a feeling our justices won’t be influenced by these incidences. We have a feeling they will render their ruling independent of the news stories happening at this particular time. That is, typically, the case with our nation’s highest court.