Supreme Court Rejects Race-Based Admission Case – EVOL

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have rejected to decide on a lawsuit alleging race-based admissions practices at West Point, the well-known military school.

The lawsuit seeks to stop West Point from using race as a factor while admitting cadets.

Reuters reports that the justices refused to review the case while it continues to be litigated.

To clarify, the justices did not rule on the merits of the case.

Rather, they decided whether or not to maintain the status quo while the case continues.

There is still a possibility that the case will, at some point, make it before the Supreme Court on the merits.

However, the Supreme Court is content with allowing things to play out a the lower levels of the judiciary, for now.

The lawsuit, according to the Washington Examinercomes from a conservative student group known as the Students For Fair Admissions (SFFA).

To put the matter simply, the student group alleges that West Point improperly uses race as a factor in its admissions practices, and the student group wants this to stop.

The group is relying on the Supreme Court’s recent decision against Harvard University’s race-based admission practices, but there is a catch.

The Examiner explains:



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