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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UC files brief in support of race-based admissions policies

UC President Mark Yudof and the chancellors of all 10 UC campuses submitted a “friend of the court” brief Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court declaring support for the University of Texas in a contentious case challenging the use of race in undergraduate admissions.
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Federal appeals court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled California’s 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Tuesday, upholding an August 2010 decision. “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and
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A relevant case-study

HIGHER EDUCATION: The Bayh-Dole Act is still a relevant tool in maintaining continued innovation at research universities.

The U.S. Supreme Court case Stanford v. Roche, which centered on Stanford University’s attempt to assert control over an HIV-detection kit invented by School of Medicine professor Mark Holodniy, appeared to come down to semantics. Fortunately, the ruling on June 6 is not fatal to the Bayh-Dole Act, which allows
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