Conservative Supreme Court justices were hostile on Monday to the ongoing use of race-based affirmative action in college admissions.
The court took nearly five hours to debate affirmative action policies at the University of North Carolina and Harvard.
Based on Monday’s oral arguments, the six conservative justices appear ready to end the use of affirmative action in admissions, overturning a precedent from 1978.
Here are key takeaways so far:
Conservatives say defenders of affirmative action can’t articulate an end point
The conservative wing of the court harped on the lack of clarity around when the need for affirmative action
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