In a set of critical decisions on affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a university law school race-based admissions policy, finding that it fairly sought a "critical mass" of minority students.
Jim Lehrer discusses the decisions with Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
The Supreme Court narrowly found that states have a compelling interest in creating diverse student bodies at public universities, but that programs must be carefully structured.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in two highly anticipated University of Michigan affirmative action cases that may prove to be the most important civil rights debate before the high court in decades.
President Bush entered the debate over affirmative action Wednesday, calling a University of Michigan Law School program to encourage minority acceptance in college "fundamentally flawed" and unconstitutional.
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