The UT Affirmative Action Decision is Out

I’m amazed that the Court managed to reach a consensus.

UPDATE:  A skim of the opinions shows that (aside from Justice Thomas’s concurrence) there’s nothing terribly interesting here.  Punt and fair catch.

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  1. wreynolds says:

    Perhaps the most interesting thing in Fisher is the notice that Powell’s opinion in Bakke was the “principal opinion.” Bakke was a 4-1-4 case, and this is new terminology. Is SCOTUS recognizing thatplurality decisions have a lasting imprimatur? If so, which way?

  2. Howard Wasserman says:

    One law prof posted to a listserv that he is fielding all sorts of media inquiries about Fisher and he keeps insisting that Fisher is basically a nothing decision but that Nassar and Vance (today’s Title VII decisions) are a much bigger deal. Naturally, the reporters can’t or won’t hear it.