Once again, West Point is allowed to be racists
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined a request to block the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from using race as a factor in admission decisions.
The Court ruled in June that colleges and universities can no longer use the affirmative action practice, except for the U.S. military academies.
The high court said universities were violating the Constitution’s equal protection clause with the practice.
At the time, SCOTUS struck down affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina in a win for the group Students for Fair Admission (SFFA).
The Supreme Court was responding on Friday to the SFFA’s emergency request that it force the military academy to pause the practice while a lawsuit filed in September against West Point makes its way through the lower courts. The student group has also sued the Naval Academy.
“The application for writ of injunction pending appeal presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is denied. The record before this Court is underdeveloped, and this order should not be construed as expressing any view on the merits of the constitutional question,” Friday’s order read.
In the emergency application filed last week, SFFA argued West Point is not “exempt” from the Harvard ruling.
The application claims two White West Point applicants the group is representing will suffer “irreparable harm” if an injunction is not granted because the academy will “illegally discriminate against thousands of applicants for the class of 2028—including two of 26 SFFA’s members — based on their skin color.”
“Should these young Americans bear the burden of West Point’s unchecked racial discrimination? Or should West Point bear the burden of temporarily complying with the Constitution’s command of racial equality?” SFFA lawyers wrote to the justices. . . . (read more on Fox News)