The Supreme Court is hearing some very important cases right now.
Based on what’s happened so far, it doesn’t look good for the Left.
And Justice Clarence Thomas just dropped the hammer on this liberal lawyer in a landmark case.
Love him or hate him, the one thing that Donald Trump did was completely remake the federal courts.
There is just no denying this.
It took Donald Trump to overturn Roe v. Wade after four other GOP Presidents failed to do anything to curb abortion.
“I’ve heard similar arguments in favor of segregation, too.”
And there have been a number of other great decisions from the current Supreme Court, and lower courts as well.
Among other victories for liberty were rulings on the Second Amendment, religious liberty, immigration, and reining in the EPA.
And it looks like the Supreme Court at least is just getting started.
Currently before the high court is hearing a case that could end the racist, discriminatory practices of colleges that use affirmative action as a way to “diversify” college campuses.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismissed arguments from a lawyer defending race-based affirmative action policies in college admissions.
He said he doesn’t give much weight to the idea that diversity automatically creates better outcomes.
During oral arguments about admissions policies at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Thomas asked North Carolina’s state Solicitor General Ryan Park to explain the benefit of including race as a factor in college admissions.
Park answered that studies show, “racially diverse groups of people . . . perform at a higher level.”
Thomas responded like only he can and said, “I guess I don’t put much stock in that because I’ve heard similar arguments in favor of segregation, too.”
“I don’t have a clue what it means”
But the reliably consistent Thomas took it even further when he scoffed, “I’ve heard the word ‘diversity’ quite a few times, and I don’t have a clue what it means. It seems to mean everything for everyone.”
While Thomas is usually the most reserved Supreme Court justice, he actively participated in the oral arguments in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina.
In fact, at a later point in oral arguments Thomas got into a discussion with David Hinojosa, the director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
During this exchange, Thomas rejected the idea that affirmative action policies should continue simply because a school says they have a compelling interest in doing so.
“I cannot think of another area of another case where the court deferred to the alleged discriminator on something as important as compelling interest,” Thomas said.
Justice Thomas continued with another classic rebuttal, “If this was . . . this case involved a school district in Virginia in 1960 that is alleged to be discriminating, would this court defer to its assertion that the races do better if they’re segregated?”
This is one of two cases in which Students for Fair Admissions is suing a major university over its affirmative action policy in admissions decisions.
If Clarence Thomas’ questioning is any indication, affirmative action in college admissions may finally be ended, once again by a court remade by Donald Trump.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.