Pointed questions, impatient follow-ups and testy retorts rang through the Supreme Court Wednesday as the future of affirmative action in college admissions was debated with intensity.
Affirmative action cases at the Supreme Court have always dealt with some version of the question,"is affirmative action constitutional?"
However, in the latest case making headlines, that question is flipped on its head. Instead of asking whether affirmative action is allowable under the Constitution,asks if it's ok that a state ban affirmative action. And the answer is, yes.