The Ivy Coach Daily

July 31, 2021

The UT Austin Ruling

UT Austin soundly defeated SFFA yet again (photo credit: Larry D. Moore).

Yesterday, we reported that the group known as Students for Fair Admissions, a group staunchly opposed to the consideration of race in college admissions, faced yet another legal defeat. This time, the group lost to the University of Texas at Austin. And if you have a funny feeling SFFA has lost to UT Austin once before, you’re right! What can we say…the group led by Edward Blum is just racking up legal defeats in much the same way the New York Knicks have racked up losing records for most of the past two decades. But for the Knicks, there’s at least hope since they’ve got a great coach nowadays whereas for SFFA, we don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.

In fact, in the latest ruling, Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas stated that the group brought essentially the same argument before in a previous case that reached our nation’s highest court. He failed to see what was different this time around that warranted a different opinion from a lower court in the case against Judge Pitman’s alma mater. And that says something because as one of our readers recently pointed out, Judge Robert Pitman’s middle name is Lee. Yes, as in the infamous Robert E. Lee. He’s named after the commander of the Confederacy. Yes, that Confederacy!

And this all leads us to our knockout punch on SFFA, a group that we believe doesn’t seem to understand the importance of diversity in America. If they couldn’t get a judge named after the most infamous Confederate soldier to side with them, who are they going to convince? Maybe it’s time for Edward Blum to give it a rest. Just sayin’. Hat tip to one of our loyal readers for pointing this out to us.

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