Students Debate Affirmative Action Ruling

In a CNN article, two GW LAW students debated their views on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Michigan’s affirmative action policy in college admissions.

Professor Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, opened the article with an explanation of the case and its legal precedents. Yvette Butler then argued against the ruling, writing that it “reflects [a] sad history of racial hurdles.” Vincent Cirilli argued for the ruling, writing that the “Court should not undo the will of the people.” Both students were 3Ls in Professor Turley’s seminar on the Constitution and the Supreme Court.