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Supreme Court considers landmark equality cases

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/06/2013

David G. Savage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has devoted decades to giving meaning to the Constitution's promise of equality for all before the law.
Now, as the court heads into the final two weeks of this year's term, the justices may be about to close one chapter of that long story even as they open a new one.
The court is set to decide whether to pull back on 1960s-era remedies for racial discrimination that critics say have outlived their need. One case tests a race-based affirmative action policy at the University of Texas that gives an advantage to black and Latino students. Another case could end part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that puts the South under special scrutiny for its laws on voting and elections.
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"Supreme Court considers landmark equality cases", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-considers-landmark-equality-cases