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Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

A U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservative justices could fundamentally reshape the college admissions process later this year when it takes up two landmark cases challenging affirmative action in higher education. ... Read more»

Supreme Court pre-empting appeals process to hear cases

The Supreme Court refused to take a single case during a between 2004 and 2018 before lower courts ruled on them. The justice have agreed to hear 14 since Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court in 2019.... Read more»

Fears of minority flight from Az universities unfounded

Some worried when the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on race as a factor in college admissions it would hurt minority enrollment in other states. But Arizona's universities have seen a steady rise in those numbers, even after a voter-approved ban on race-based decisions. ... Read more»

Another race case for a hostile Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case, accepts another one. What this might say about dismantling race-conscious programs.... Read more»

Court rules minority biz program did not harm non-minority contractor

Arizona Department of Transportation affirmative action program was not the reason a non-minority Tempe contractor could not get work with the state, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.... Read more»1

ASU Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program still going strong

The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program at ASU is still going strong more than a year after Arizona passed a ban on affirmative action.... Read more»1

Affirmative action ban changes little on Az’s campuses

It's been more than a year since Arizona voters banned preferential treatment in state services based on race, ethnicity and gender – but little has changed on the state's university campuses.... Read more»

Voters give nod to cutting affirmative action by state, local governments

Arizona voters have approved a ballot measure to eliminate affirmative action programs in state and local governments.... Read more»

Proposition 107

Opportunity vs. preferential treatment center of Prop. 107 debate

Proposition 107 seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to ban state government and municipalities from giving preferential treatment on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnicity or national origin. This includes everything from state-funded programs that help women and minorities in areas where there is a disparity, such as science education, to hiring quotas in the state university system.... Read more»