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Russ Nieli Previews Fisher


On Minding the Campus, Russ Nieli has an excellent essay that focuses mainly on Justice Kennedy as the possible fifth vote against affirmative action. He makes a good argument that, based on Justice Kennedy’s recent opinions and his dissent in the Grutter case in 2003, there is reason to think that he will cast the deciding vote against the constitutionality of racial preferences.

Later this month, Encounter is going to publish Nieli’s book Wounds That Will Not Heal, which takes a very critical look at the damage we’ve suffered due to the mania for racial quotas (and not just in education) going back more than 40 years.


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