UC Berkeley alumni may become federal judges

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two UC Berkeley alumni on Thursday to fill two of three vacant bench seats in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, headquartered in San Francisco.
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Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action

The US Supreme Court heard arguments surrounding a Michigan voter initiative prohibiting state universities from taking race into consideration when admitting students on Tuesday that could have serious implications on future affirmative action legislation nationwide.
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Is the South more racist than the North?

Parts of the Voting Rights Act need to go

The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Shelby v. Holder regarding the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The VRA is a historic piece of legislation designed to enforce the 15th Amendment. Among its provisions, it outlaws the use of any “voting qualification or
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Affirmative action: A history of contention

Imminent US Supreme Court case places issue back in spotlight

The role of affirmative action in the university admissions process will once again be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and into the national spotlight this week, representing the next step in a long history of debates that has often found itself played out at the University of California.
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10 percent admissions plan allows equality

UC Berkeley should adopt affirmative action plan similar to University of Texas

BAMN agrees with UC President Mark Yudof, the other UC chancellors and other university administrations nationwide who have taken a stand in defense of the University of Texas affirmative action plan. The Daily Californian editorial from Aug. 20 ignores the entire reality of the resegregation of the UC Berkeley campus
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