This week is shaping up to be another historic week at the Supreme Court, which is expected to release the remaining decisions from its 2022-2023 term. Two of the most closely watched cases are challenging the alleged race-based admissions policies of Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill. As Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino pointed out on Fox News, Americans are tied of the discriminatory, race-based college admissions policies.
The majority of Americans do not want race factored into college admissions.— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) June 26, 2023
I hope the Supreme Court will finally clarify that it is unconstitutional to use race-based admissions to discriminate against students.
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The Court will also decide Moore v. Harper, a redistricting case that has the potential to create a new line of precedent on the jurisdiction of state legislatures over certain issues. Severino explained for National Review:
Recall that that court drew from the state constitution’s open-ended free elections clause and other provisions that did not even mention elections to embroider a rule against partisan gerrymandering—and used that pretext to strike down the congressional map passed by the state legislature and have the state courts draw up their own map. The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to intervene because Article 1, § 4 of the Constitution assigns the regulation of the “Times, Places and Manner of holding” congressional elections not to state courts, but to “the Legislature thereof.” Oral argument will take place on Wednesday.
The reason the Court has taken this case is straightforward even though—perhaps because—the issue is a novelty. The North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision, by a divided court falling along partisan lines, represents a usurpation of the legislative authority that is not to be found in state supreme court decisions for most of American history until recently. And the loudest protests of the prospect of the U.S. Supreme Court overriding this state judicial activism come from the Left’s well financed litigation operation that drove this recent trend.
Important decisions on the First Amendment and student loan forgiveness are also expected.
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SCOTUS is set to hand down some of the term's most consequential opinions this week. For a recap of these decisions and more, join us on Friday, July 7th at 2 p.m. ET for our annual Supreme Court review featuring @JoshMBlackman and @malcolm_john. https://t.co/Wl8CRxRK8M— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 26, 2023