For Immediate Release: January 24, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
New Makeup of High Court Could Result in Drastic Shift on School Admissions
Washington, D.C.: “The Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges to horrible affirmative action admissions policies at two major U.S. universities,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “This big news is adding fuel to the hot-button issues of this Supreme Court term. Due also are major decisions that will affect abortion in America as well as restrictive gun rights throughout leftwing states.
“Just like Roe, it’s high time the court ends race-based admissions policies to institutions of learning. This court’s makeup is vastly different than when they have previously upheld affirmative action policies. Two big advocates for such affirmative action (Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg) are no longer on the court.”
Martin concluded, “A key swing vote is in play. Chief Justice Roberts famously commented in a 2006 opinion that affirmative action’s race-based policies were ‘…a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.’ We could see a great and monumental shift in this Supreme Court precedent for the first time in 20 years. Progressives are already past frantic over the possible expulsion of Roe v. Wade. Losing these atrocious, race-based policies might just send them over the edge.”