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Day 891

1/ The Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions, undercutting 45 years of legal precedent. In a ruling divided along ideological lines, the court’s conservative majority held that the admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina relied on racial considerations in violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because they lacked sufficient “measurable objectives” justifying the use of race. Chief Justice John Roberts said the programs “unavoidably employ race in a negative manner.” Many universities “have concluded, wrongly, that the touchstone of an individual’s identity is not challenges bested, skills built, or lessons learned but the color of their skin,” Roberts added. “Our constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.” (Associated Press / NPR / Washington Post / New York Times / NBC News / CNN / CNBC / Bloomberg / Politico / ABC News / CBS News / Wall Street Journal)

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