The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two cases that challenge affirmative action. The State-Journal Register spoke to constitutional law scholar and College of Law dean Vikram Amar to get his perspective.
"The betting money is that there are five or six justices who will look at things differently and if not close the door entirely to race-based affirmative actions, at least issue a ruling that makes it harder and less common to be able to make use of race," he said.
Regardless of the outcome, leaders at colleges and universities in Illinois have reiterated their commitment to fostering diversity in their student populations.
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