Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Affirmative Action

This morning the Supreme Court issued opinions on several high-profile cases, including Fisher vs. University of Texas.  AEI Visiting Fellow and Director of the Project on Fair Representation Edward Blum will host a media conference featuring Abigail Fisher today at 2:00 pm to respond to the opinion.  Ms. Fisher will make a statement regarding the outcome of the case and will take a few questions.

After the opinion was announced, Mr. Blum said:
"This decision begins the restoration of the original colorblind principles to our nation's civil rights laws. The Supreme Court has established exceptionally high hurdles for the University of Texas and other universities and colleges to overcome if they intend to continue using race preferences in their admission policies. It is unlikely that most institutions will be able to overcome these hurdles."  

Edward Blum has, for the last 20 years, worked with individuals and entities to bring breakthrough civil rights cases to the forefront of our nation's judicial system. He and his organization The Project on Fair Representation (POFR), a nonprofit legal defense foundation, played a critical role in bringing two landmark race relations cases before the Supreme Court this term, providing counsel to both Ms. Fisher and Shelby County.

Press Conference Information:
WHAT: AEI Visiting Fellow, Edward Blum and plaintiff in the case Abigail Fisher will hold a press conference. Ms. Fisher will make a statement regarding the outcome of the case and take a few questions.

WHERE/WHEN: American Enterprise Institute (1150 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036) at 2p.m. Camera setup available 60 minutes prior.  

RSVP: To attend the conference, outlets must RSVP to [email protected] or 202.862.5829. The press conference will also be available via livestream here.

For more information about the press conference, to arrange an interview with AEI Visiting Scholar Edward Blum, or to speak with him on background, please contact a member of the Media Services department below or [email protected] or 202.862.5829

 

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