Supreme Court Restricts Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admissions

From a Washington Post story by Robert Barnes headlines “Supreme Court restricts race-based affirmative action in college admissions”:

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina that relied in part on racial considerations violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection, a historic ruling that will force a dramatic change in how the nation’s private and public universities may select their students.

The votes split along ideological grounds, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. writing for the conservative members in the majority, and the liberals dissenting.